A 38-year-old male asked:
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how do i raise my very low hdl while lowering my slightly high ldl? 38 yo m, 37 hdl, 112 ldl. trigly, bp, blood sugar, bmi all good.

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Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience Family Medicine
Low HDL: Exercise eat more fish use canola oil for cooking olive oil for salad. Niacin if HDL is very low if LDL is still elevated take a statin.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Diet : Exercise & weight loss for starters.
Answered on Jul 15, 2013
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch commented
21 years experience Cardiology
Provided original answer
Agree with statin therapy if goals not met with lifestyle modification
Jul 15, 2013
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid commented
40 years experience Endocrinology
Check w/your doctor. May also be a candidate for low-dose statin therapy.
Jul 15, 2013

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