High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, pancreatitis, and other diseases, so it is essential to control the blood cholesterol level. The total cholesterol level for a healthy adult should be less than 200 mg/dL. To control it, reduce the intake of saturated and trans fat and eat a diet rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old female. My HDL is 70, LDL 207, cholesterol 288, AST 35, MPV 4.5 and monocyte auto 1.4. All my other readings in my health check are normal. My doctor has prescribed 10 mg of Simvastatin. I do not know whether I should take it or not after I read the side effects. I am ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My recent lipid profile showed borderline cholesterol and triglycerides. My total cholesterol is 207 and triglycerides are 324. From the past seven years, my cholesterol is fluctuating. The cholesterol keeps fluctuating around 200 and triglycerides between 180 to 300. My echocardiogram... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should continue taking Rosuvastatin. I suggest adding Fenofibrate 160 mg daily. It will help in improving the lipid profile. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine after their consent. I hope this helps. For further qu... Read Full »