Abnormal lipid profile

Abnormal lipid profile

A lipid profile is a test to check levels of different types of fat in your blood. You may see results for:

  • high-density lipoprotein (HDL, also called “good cholesterol”)
  • low-density lipoprotein (LDL, also called “bad cholesterol”)
  • total cholesterol
  • triglycerides

Any of these fat levels can be abnormal. If your Doctor has advised you to get your lipid profile checked, it is because excessive fat levels in blood can cause many diseases. For example, cholesterol can clog your arteries causing heart disease and stroke.

How bad is my lipid profile?

TypeTotal Cholesterol levelLDL cholesterol levelHDL Cholesterol level
NormalLess than 200 mg/dLLess than 100mg/dL or
100-129 mg/dL
60 mg/dL and higher
Mildly abnormal200 – 300 mg/dL
Moderately abnormal300 – 400 mg/dL
Severely abnormal400 mg/dL or higher

I have normal lipid profile. Now what?

Great job! Congrats on getting a normal test result. Now keep up the winning steak by doing these things:

  • Eat a nutritional diet – Reduce or avoid foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol can help reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood.
  • Loose excessive weight Talk to your Doctor about how much weight can you safely lose
  • Stay physically active – Regular exercise may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
    (Talk to your provider before making any major change in your diet or exercise routine)

How to treat mildly abnormal lipid profile?

Follow the guidance for normal lipid profile section above. Your Doctor may also start you on a medication to treat mildly abnormal lipid profile. Use myAnkr portal or the Ankr app and save your side effect as “Mild” to notify your clinic team if they are using the Ankr platform.

Visit your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • New or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Chest Pain when doing physical activity or resting
  • Stroke-like symptoms (weakness or numbness of any body part)

How to treat moderately abnormal lipid profile?

Follow the guidance for normal lipid profile section above. Your Doctor will start you on one or more medications to treat moderately abnormal lipid profile. If you are already on a medication, you may need a higher dose or a second medication.

Visit your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • New or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Chest Pain when doing physical activity or resting
  • Stroke-like symptoms (weakness or numbness of any body part)

How to treat severely abnormal lipid profile?

Seek immediate medical care for severely abnormal lipid profile. Use myAnkr portal or the Ankr app and save your side effect as “Severe” to get help from your clinic team if they are using the Ankr platform.

You will almost certainly need one or more medications to manage severely abnormal lipid profile.

Visit your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • New or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Chest Pain when doing physical activity or resting
  • Stroke-like symptoms (weakness or numbness of any body part)

What causes abnormal lipid profile?

  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Bad eating habits
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Menopause (in women)
  • Low levels of estrogen (in women)

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