My HDL LDL and total cholesterol is really high every time I go have blood work done. I am supposed to be taking meds. Is that safe not to?
Depends. The decision to take medications for high cholesterol depends on the levels of total and each subtype of cholesterol, as well as risks of the patient. If your doctor has recommended to start meds, you should follow your doctor's advice. High cholesterol if untreated can lead to heart and vascular disease.
You might be at risk. Having an elevated lipoprotein profile can put you at risk of of having a heart attack. Ask your doctor about the Framingham risk score for cardiovascular disease, using simple parameters such as systolic blood pressure, age, gender, total cholesterol, HDL and smoking or not, can predict your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.
I'm on beta blocker for high blood pressure. My total cholesterol was 146, triglycerides 40, HDL 38, and LDL 96. Is all this good?
Normal Cholesterol. Yes. This is very good. These are all ideal levels. Read more...
Am 42yr old male, not on any medication. Blood results came as total cholesterol 260, tg 355, HDL 40, LDL 149. Gained 20ilb recently, do I needmedication?
Do diet first,,, Although your numbers are somewhat high, diet and exercise should be done first to get these numbers under control. In fact, diet and exercise should be a part of therapy regardless of whether or not meds are taken. A diet with fruits and vegetables and a tolerable exercise program will help with weight loss also. A visit to your doctor to discuss the best program would be wise. Good luck. Read more...