Aug 20, 2010
Hi Doctor, How are you.i hope and wish you are fine.I have gone for following tests the resulted reports are CD4 --->860 CD8 --->1761 all tests are normal except following ones SERUM CHOLESTEROL -->213mg/dl( RANGE 140mg/dl to 180mg/dl). HDL-->44 AND LDL 131 (RANGE UPTO 100) VLDL-->38 mg/dl(RANGE 0 TO 30) FINALLY SERUM TRIGLYCERIDES is 193 mg/dl(RANGE 0 TO 150)
Doctor suggested me to use one tablet either ATROVA-E or ATORVA-E.Is it fine if i take this medicine for sometime.I am worried if i start this medicine do i use it for ever like HIV tabs.Please clarify my doubt as earliest.
Response from Dr. Henry
Diet and exercise can decrease modest elevations of cholesterol and triglycerides. Fish oil can also be helpful for some patients. Depending on your risk for heart disease, use of a statin (such as atorvastatin) may be recommended. Stopping smoking and control of hypertension also important. Statin drugs are often used long term but again diet and exercise can often favorably impact modest elevations in blood lipids. In some cases, switching the HIV meds around can also help. KH
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