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A 46-year-old female asked:

Total cholesterol:228,hdl:66, ldl:145,triglycerides:73.lots of big fluffy ldl.are these numbers good or should i be concerned about ldl?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Diet and exercise: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your cholesterol and LDL are higher than desired. Depending on your risk factors you may be okay with diet and exercise of may need medication in addition. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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