advertisement
Question
Posted by: Marna | 2011/05/19

Lipogram

HDL 1.45
LDL 8.6
Triglyceride 2.51
Fasting
Vegan

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCardiologist

Hi Marna

Your LDL ("bad") cholesterol is very high, but may be partly offset by your favourable (high) level of HDL ("good") cholesterol. You probably have a condition called FH (familial hypercholesteolaemia) which is genetic.

Usually this requires drug treatment, as even the best diet - eg a vegan diet - will not get your LDL cholesterol level anywhere near normal.

You don't mention your age, (or your family history). If you are a young woman and intending to have children then one might defer drug therapy till after pregnancy, but if past child-bearing we would usually recommend you start drug therapy and continue it indefinitely.

My advice would be to see a cardiologist who can confirm the diagnosis and advise you on the best way of dealing with the problem.

I hope this helps. Best wishes

JT

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: Cardiologist | 2011/05/31

Hi Marna

Your LDL ("bad") cholesterol is very high, but may be partly offset by your favourable (high) level of HDL ("good") cholesterol. You probably have a condition called FH (familial hypercholesteolaemia) which is genetic.

Usually this requires drug treatment, as even the best diet - eg a vegan diet - will not get your LDL cholesterol level anywhere near normal.

You don't mention your age, (or your family history). If you are a young woman and intending to have children then one might defer drug therapy till after pregnancy, but if past child-bearing we would usually recommend you start drug therapy and continue it indefinitely.

My advice would be to see a cardiologist who can confirm the diagnosis and advise you on the best way of dealing with the problem.

I hope this helps. Best wishes

JT

Reply to Cardiologist

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement