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LDL more than 100.
During my recent health check up my LDL was 118 and I was told that it's supposed to be below 100 and 70 is optimal. What are the risks i am facing now. What should I do and how I can I reduce it. How long does it take to get this to an optimal level
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Dr. Harisha N L
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LDL cholesterol levels per ATP III guidelines are as follows... < 100 mg/ dL - Optimal, 100-129 mg/dL - Near optimal/above optimal, 130-159 mg/dL - Borderline high, 160-189 mg/dL - High, >190 mg/dL - Very high...High LDL-C can be managed and controlled successfully with lifestyle changes, medications, or a combination of these approaches. Implementing lifestyle modifications, such as a low-fat and high-fiber diet, increased physical activity, and weight control, might decrease LDL-C levels by up to 20%–30%...consult physicians they will guide you further
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Vimal Kumar
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Dear friend, Your LDL seems to be mildly elevated. But need not worry about this. Pls refer to my answer for a question about taking fish oil for omega 3. I have explained the way you can control your cholestrol and keep your heart healthy.Hope this helps. Regards
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