My Lipids & Cholestrol Levels
Mar 18, 2014
Previously I had high cholesterol levels (Triglycerides: 231, Cholesterol: 247, VLDL: 46, LDL: 158, HDL: 38) and was on medication (Rosuvastatin 5mg per day). The medicine got all things in limit. Then I decided to control my lipids through exercise and diet. I walk/brisk walk about 8 km, 5 days a week. My recent lipid profile is as under: Triglycerides: 108, Cholesterol: 191, VLDL: 22, LDL: 142, HDL: 36 My age is 46. What do you recommend, as my LDL is still on higher side?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
While your labs show some improvements (especially in your triglycerides), your LDL is still high.
Fortunately, your rosuvastatin (Crestor) dose is still quite low, and can be increased (if necessary, up to 40 mg daily).
I'd discuss what the goals of your LDL should be (this is based in part on your overall cardiovascular disease risk) and if increasing your rosuvastatin dose should be increased.
Hope that helps, BY
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