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I have high cholesterol. My LDL level is 4.84 and i'm starting my meds. My HDL is fantastic though. I want to get pregnant. What can I do?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: OffMeds ForTimeBeing

Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.
e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Ldl particles are the primary driver of ds. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, not best test, ldl-c calculated, not measured & often misleading but cheaper. ?? sugar/carb best option.

In brief: OffMeds ForTimeBeing

Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.
e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Ldl particles are the primary driver of ds. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, not best test, ldl-c calculated, not measured & often misleading but cheaper. ?? sugar/carb best option.
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a lipidologist

Managing severe lipid disorders during pregnancy is complicated, and if lipid therapy is needed should be done in conjunction with an obstetrician who is familiar with this and also with a lipidologist.
Lipid lowering drugs other than welchol (colesevelam) (cholesevelam, a bile acid sequestrate) are pregnancy category c or x, and should not be used during the first trimester, and later only for rare issues.

In brief: See a lipidologist

Managing severe lipid disorders during pregnancy is complicated, and if lipid therapy is needed should be done in conjunction with an obstetrician who is familiar with this and also with a lipidologist.
Lipid lowering drugs other than welchol (colesevelam) (cholesevelam, a bile acid sequestrate) are pregnancy category c or x, and should not be used during the first trimester, and later only for rare issues.
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Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Need to see lipidolo

Check with the obgyn and nutritionist.

In brief: Need to see lipidolo

Check with the obgyn and nutritionist.
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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