High Cholesterol And LDL During Pregnancy?
Hello,. I want to ask at the age of 18week, my cholesterol is 236 and LDL 147, my TB is 148 BB 41 … what I want to ask is whether I should diet oil or what? Because I’ve read for pregnant women that cholesterol will increase and will go down after childbirth … what I worry about if I diet oil will affect the development of the fetus … please advise … thank you very much … Waalaikumussalam …
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Normal total cholesterol levels are below 200 mg / dL while optimal LDL levels are below 100 mg / dL. During pregnancy, it is true that cholesterol levels will experience a slight increase. This is because the body physiologically makes more cholesterol due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. This condition is not a dangerous condition and generally does not require any therapy. Dieting is also not recommended during your pregnancy because the occurrence of nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy can actually be dangerous for the health of your fetus.
To help deal with excess cholesterol during pregnancy, you are better advised to eat healthy foods during your pregnancy. Eat in moderation (don't overeat) and pay attention to the quality of the food you eat. Increase consumption of fibrous foods such as vegetables and fruits, consumption of more complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, brown rice, whole wheat, oatmeal, etc. Reduce consumption of foods with high fat (especially bad fats such as fat from meat, chicken fat), consumption of foods with healthy fats such as oils from fish, nuts, avocados, etc. Reduce consumption of foods with high sugar.
Make sure you take regular pregnancy control to the obstetrician and consume your pregnancy vitamins regularly to prevent any important nutritional deficiencies during your pregnancy.
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