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My mom's cholesterol is 229.5 and LDL 151.9. The pa. Prescribed livalo (pitavastatin). Also her GGT is 29.5 any concerns from the meds or these numbers? Thank you!

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Possible side effects but impossible to predict who will or who won't get any particular one.
Overall the percentages are very low. The risk of cardiovascular disease rises sharply with elevator LDL levels and are worth the risks of treatment as when they are high enough diet alone never works . If they are in intermediate ranges diet and homeopathic remedies sometimes will get the levels down.

In brief: All are

Possible side effects but impossible to predict who will or who won't get any particular one.
Overall the percentages are very low. The risk of cardiovascular disease rises sharply with elevator LDL levels and are worth the risks of treatment as when they are high enough diet alone never works . If they are in intermediate ranges diet and homeopathic remedies sometimes will get the levels down.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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