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Dr. David Steinberg
22 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

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 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
28 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
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Low HDL/High Triglyc: You have slightly high triglycerides if it is a true fasting specimen;if not you need to repeat it with a fasting specimen secondly you have low hdl, ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on. The ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hagler
81 years experience Geriatrics
Livalo (pitavastatin): Best tolerated and efficacious. Start with 2 mg per day and monitor including lft's.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Very high: In the USA we use mg per deciliter so for our US readers, I'm going to convert yours: TC: 305, LDL: 204, HDL: 54, TG: 230. Your numbers are all very h ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Cholesterol made by: every animal cell on planet, part of all animal cell membranes, enables animals to move, has never been correct issue for arterial disease. Correct is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 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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