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Q. My LDL level is 188. What should I do now?

Answered by
Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
This is a premium question & answer published on May 13, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a 28-year-old male. My weight is 70 kg and 5'4". I diagnosed of LDL 188 for the first time. So what can I do?

Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Well, not only the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) but the triglycerides, the HDL (high-density cholesterol) and their ratio are equally important.

You need to do some dietary and lifestyle changes according to your current LDL score. Consult a physician for a thorough examination, ECG and discussion for changes in your lifestyle.

As per the latest guidelines, you might not need any medication for your level of LDL unless any other problem does not exist. Take care.


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