Wilkes Barre, PA
A 45-year-old female asked:
My triglycerides is 179, cholesterol 218, hdl 60, and ldl 122 do i need to go on statins?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Williamsanswered
Pharmacy 20 years experience
Not necessarily : Whether you are prescribed statins or not are dependent on other issues. Your LDL of 122 is fine as long as you are not a post-heart attack patient. If you are a diabetic, this may also may influence your physician's decision to try statins. If you have no health issues at all, these levels appear fine.
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