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My cholesterol is 220, my LDL 80, HDL 80, triglyderides 175 . Do I need a statin?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Assuming that you never had a heart attack, you don't need a statin.
Your LDL and HDL are really optimal. Your tryglycerides are a bit high, but exercising and decreasing intake of refined sugars and loosing weight if you are overweight should help bring those down to good levels (below 150 mg/dl).

In brief: Not necessarily

Assuming that you never had a heart attack, you don't need a statin.
Your LDL and HDL are really optimal. Your tryglycerides are a bit high, but exercising and decreasing intake of refined sugars and loosing weight if you are overweight should help bring those down to good levels (below 150 mg/dl).
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Chaim Gitelis
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It all depends on your risk profile, your numbers are good, but there is more to statins then just numbers, for example it helps with plaque stabilization.

In brief: Depends

It all depends on your risk profile, your numbers are good, but there is more to statins then just numbers, for example it helps with plaque stabilization.
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Probably

Your total cholesterol is slightly elevated.
Your other indices are healthy, but you would probably benefit from one, as they do more than just lower your cholesterol.

In brief: Probably

Your total cholesterol is slightly elevated.
Your other indices are healthy, but you would probably benefit from one, as they do more than just lower your cholesterol.
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