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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: And you list transvaginal ultrasound as one of your procedures which is very confusing to me!

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
(Choles / HDL) < 3.0: It is better to have a high HDL and a low ldl. Hdl is the good and LDL is the bad cholesterol. Doctors want a patient's total cholesterol divided by H ... Read More
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
My 2 cents: There is not a ton of data for the ldl-to-hdl ratio, but many of us think it is important. So, with that, my opinion (based in science) is that a rat ... Read More
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not easily: The LDL and HDL ratio is not routinely advised. A better calculation is perhaps cholesterol minus hdl-c or non-hdl-c. In many instances this number s ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: All lab values need to be interpreted in context - target cholesterol varies on a patient to patient basis. The values above would generally be thou ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bryant Cary
7 years experience Pharmacology
A little high: Your cholesterol levels are a little high, particularly an LDL at 150. Whether you need medication depends on things like your lifestyle and medical ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Triglycerides: Your major risk factor for stroke is your age. The triglyceride issue is complex and only your team can give good advice. Go to uotodate.com and read ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Steinberg
21 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Please provide more information. Your HDL (good cholesterol) and total cholesterol are 2 factors in a number of other details needed to determine you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
CholesterolIncorrect: Cholesterol is a fat made by every animal cell on planet, part of every cell membrane, allows animals to move &has nothing to do with cardiovascular d ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cholesterol Troubles: You have a lifestyle and a genetic problem with cholesterol. Your HDL is way too low and is not providing you much protection against arterial plaque ... Read More

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