A 37-year-old male asked:
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should i take statin if alt is raised (60iu) for 5 years? my ldl is 209, total 278. all other lft are ok. hba1c 5.5. creatinine 1.14. fatty liver gr.1

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Dr. Alan Heldman
33 years experience Cardiology
Statin drugs: Recommendations about who should take statin drugs are based on a very large amount of clinical data and represent evidence-based scientific medicine. Whether to take a statin depends on lots of factors (more than can fit in these little text boxes!) For personalized advice, consult your doctor or a specialist on HealthTap.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Diet change: It is possible to not need drugs in some patients with high cholesterol. See "diet" at: More info at [email protected]
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fatty liver: Your LDL is rather high, diet and exercise will help, but will take time, statins can help in the beginning to accelerate the process, still see your doctor for evaluation, Rx, advice and follow up, good luck
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Many people with elevated cholesterol will require a statin in addition to diet. Moreover statins do have cardio protective effect beyond reduction of cholesterol
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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