Have a high LDL of 188 and a high tsh. Otherwise a healthy lifestyle. Can LDL be high due to abnormal thyroid? . Do I need any drugs to lower my ldl

Thyroid and lipids. A persistently high TSH would indicate long-term hypothyroidism that can lead to high cholesterol. Most clinicians would treat with thyroid hormone if TSH repeatedly > 10; restoring normal thyroid levels usually lowers LDL by modest amount. There is a direct correlation between higher TSH and higher ldl. If the LDL is then still too high, you may need other rxs based upon overall cardiac risks.