I am writing this letter because we received an abnormal Cholesterol Report from the lab. LDL is the "bad" cholesterol, and the HDL is the “Good” cholesterol which protects from the bad effects of the LDL cholesterol. The high LDL cholesterol is the cause of most heart attacks, high blood pressure and strokes. Regular exercise and good nutrition would help to improve the high LDL levels. We can repeat this test (Lipid Profile) once a year to follow up your progress. HDL is the good cholesterol which plays a protective role in your body. HDL levels below 40 mg/dl can also be a risk factor for heart disease. Optimally, HDL levels should be greater than 60 mg/dl. For HDL levels lower than this, consider exercising for 30 minutes daily.
If your LDL is very high and is not responding to diet, exercise and supplements, we may have to give medications (Statins) to decrease the levels.
|Total Cholesterol||less than 170 mg/dL||Less than 200 mg/dL|
|LDL levels (Bad Cholesterol)||less than 100 mg/dL||Less than 100 mg/dl|
|HDL levels (Good Cholesterol)||greater than or equal to 40 mg/dL||Above 60 mg/dl|
|Triglyceride levels||less than or equal to 150 mg/dL||150199mg/dl|
|12 to Adult||Organic Flaxseed Oil gel 1000mg||3 softgels twice daily|
|6 to 12 years||Organic Flaxseed Oil gel 1000mg||2 softgels twice daily|
|12 to Adult||Organic Flaxseed Oil (Liquid)||1 Tablespoon (3 tsp) twice daily|
|6 to 12 years||Organic Flaxseed Oil (Liquid)||2 teaspoons twice daily|
|Dextroampetamine||Organic Flaxseed Oil (Liquid)||1 teaspoon twice daily|
*This information is intended for use by my patients as part of my lab test information and patient communication program. For other readers of this article, I inform that this information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. I hereby disclaim any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.