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Hi, My LDL is 166 & Triglycerides are marginally high. HDL is above 45. My age is 34 and hight 5" 10 weight 80 Kg. My doctor told me to start statins while other one told me not to. What should I do?

Dr. Rajiv Bajaj 96% (2062 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi, My LDL is 166 & Triglycerides are marginally high. HDL is above 45. My age is 34 and hight 5" 10 weight 80 Kg. My...
Statins are useful after a blockage, avoid taking them at this stage. Avoid lipid profile tests, they cause confusion.
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Heart Disease - How Men And Women Do Not Face Equal Risks?

Dr. Tejas V Patel 90% (16 ratings)
DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Heart Disease - How Men And Women Do Not Face Equal Risks?

Heart disease doesn't affect all women in the same way and neither does it have the same warning signs as heart diseases in men. For women, heart disease is a bigger threat than breast cancer. Cardiovascular diseases also kill more women than men as the disease progresses differently in men and women. Here are a few things you should know about heart diseases.

Women have more atypical symptoms of heart attacks: The classic symptoms of heart attacks are pain in the left arm, chest pain and heart palpitations. Though women may exhibit these symptoms, they are more likely to have atypical symptoms. These include nausea, stomach aches, pain in the shoulders and upper back and extreme fatigue.

Preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can increase risks of heart disease: Even though your blood pressure may go back to normal and conditions like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes may go away post pregnancy, their effects linger on. The risk of heart disease for a woman who suffered from preeclampsia doubles while gestational diabetes can cause glucose intolerance leading to obesity or other such conditions which are risk factors for heart diseases.

Hot flashes could be a sign of heart problems: Hot flashes are usually associated with menopause but may also be a symptom of underlying heart problems. Hot flashes that occur after a exerting a strenuous effort on something can be a sign of angina in women.

Men and women do not face equal risks: Traditional risks to heart diseases such as cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure affect both men and women but some factors such as diabetes, stress, depression and smoking affect women more than they affect men. Since women tend to lead a more sedentary lifestyle than men, a lack of exercise also affects them more than it affects men. In addition, a low level of estrogen can also increase the risk of cardiovascular conditions. This is usually seen after menopause.

Metabolic syndrome increase your risk of getting a stroke:

There are five metabolic risk factors for heart disease. If you have 3 or more of them, it is termed as metabolic syndrome. These risk factors are:

  1. A waist circumference of more than 35". This is also called abdominal obesity
  2. A triglyceride level higher than 150 mg/dL
  3. A low level of good cholesterol i.e. HDL cholesterol that is less than 50mg/dL
  4. High blood pressure
  5. High blood sugar. This could also be a sign of diabetes.

While some factors like genetics are out of our control, most of these factors can be controlled by conscious lifestyle changes. Your doctor may also prescribe medication for the same. Heart disease can occur at any time so do not take your heart for granted.

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My cholesterol total is 224, triglycerides 177, HDL 43 ,LDL 146 ,VLDL 35. Higher level risk of heart attack? Please suggest me medicine.

Dr. Vijay Lahoty 90% (127 ratings)
MBBS, PGDCC (Dip. Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Surat
My cholesterol total is 224, triglycerides 177, HDL 43 ,LDL 146 ,VLDL 35. Higher level risk of heart attack? Please s...
First try to control it with regular exercise and strict diet control. Because medicine once started you have to take lifelong.
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Earlier I had high cholesterol. I took medicine lipicard 200 and rosucol 20 for 20 days. Now it is controlled. Do I continue the medicine?

Dr. Rajiv Bajaj 96% (2062 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Earlier I had high cholesterol. I took medicine lipicard 200 and rosucol 20 for 20 days. Now it is controlled. Do I c...
Better to avoid medicines. You can keep your heart and body healthy with correct diet. Talk to healthy ninety year olds for correct diet, don't ask anyone else.
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Is it not good to take fenofibrate on long term? What is the danger? What is the alternative?

Dr. Rajiv Bajaj 96% (2062 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Is it not good to take fenofibrate on long term? What is the danger? What is the alternative?
When triglycerides are below one thousand, dietary treatment is better for health than fenofibrate treatment. Reduce items that are converted to triglycerides in liver, like sugar, alcohol, grains and other water soluble calories.
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I am suffering from overweight and high cholesterol level. I want to reduce my weight by 8 kg .so please provide me a diet chart.

Dr. Sathish Erra 88% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from overweight and high cholesterol level. I want to reduce my weight by 8 kg .so please provide me a...
Home remedies to manage cholesterol levels. Garlic. Commonly used in Indian cooking, garlic has been known for its health enhancing properties.. Green Tea. The most consumed liquid after water, green tea is a rich source of polyphenols. Coriander Seeds. Psyllium husk. Fenugreek seeds. Amla.
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Hi there! I am 32 years old. I am hypertensive and recently found my Cholesterol to be a bit high. My doctor advised me to lose 15 -20 lbs as I am overweight and this is the best way to bring down my Cholesterol and better control my blood pressure. I am just looking for some guidance on what foods I should stay away from and assistance with creating a meal plan to help me achieve my weight loss goal.

Dr. Himani Negi 94% (20218 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi there! I am 32 years old. I am hypertensive and recently found my Cholesterol to be a bit high. My doctor advised ...
Hi dear eat more vegetables and whole fruits, multigrains, sprouts, pulses and legumes, drink plenty of water and exercise daily A homeopathic constitutional treatment will give you best results naturally You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance Medicines will reach you via courier services
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Hi my husband has got the good cholesterol level is 28. (In his office they did a blood test in that we got to know that) Till now he had no experience any kind of pain in shoulder or chest. He is 35 years only. Please suggest how to increase good cholesterol and medicine to increase it.

Dr. N C Gupta 91% (16356 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi my husband has got the good cholesterol level is 28. (In his office they did a blood test in that we got to know t...
He should lead a normal healthy tension free life. Take low fat diet. Do daily exercise preferably yoga & make sure not to gain weight & become fat.
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My total cholesterol is 223, Is crevast 5 mg dose sufficient, Moreover I am taking metosartan 50 daily once for B.P. Please advice.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (28958 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My total cholesterol is 223,
Is crevast 5 mg dose sufficient, Moreover I am taking metosartan 50 daily once for B.P. ...
Your cholesterol is higher but is not very high . Increase the dose of crevast to 10 Mg and reduce all fatty foods . Cholesterol is not that bad too and our body needs some cholesterol and need not fear much
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