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male, age 49 yrs,ldl cholestrol 180,triglye 113, hdl is 34 ,uric acid 6. vegeterion.no smoke& drinks, sugar, bp & wt is normal. shold i need medicine?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Exercise/cut carbs: Your LDL is high and your HDL is low. At 49 you may not need medications but it would be good for you to discuss your other risks for heart disease with your doctor to help make that decision. Things you can do to improve your LDL and HDL are exercising 30 minutes to one hour every day, cutting back on carbohydrates in your diet and add the supplement red yeast rice at 1200 mg twice a day.

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