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Elevated ldl(164) ldl:hdl-3.6, tot chol:234 , thyroid under control with synthyroid. Can I try to control with diet and exercise instead of medication?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: ITS POSSIBLE

Whether you should be on meds or not depends on your other risk factors for heart disease.

In brief: ITS POSSIBLE

Whether you should be on meds or not depends on your other risk factors for heart disease.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Yes, If Follow LDL-P

In addition to these labs, you should have LDL particle number (ldl-p) checked.
Ldl cholesterol (ldl-c) is commonly used to "estimate" the number of LDL particles. However, because the amount of cholesterol carried inside LDL is so variable, ldl-c often underestimates ldl-p. When ldl-c and ldl-p differ cardiovascular risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Regardless of diet or medication follow ldl-p.

In brief: Yes, If Follow LDL-P

In addition to these labs, you should have LDL particle number (ldl-p) checked.
Ldl cholesterol (ldl-c) is commonly used to "estimate" the number of LDL particles. However, because the amount of cholesterol carried inside LDL is so variable, ldl-c often underestimates ldl-p. When ldl-c and ldl-p differ cardiovascular risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Regardless of diet or medication follow ldl-p.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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