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Does ldl and hdl equal total cholesterol

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No, there's more: There are other sub-particles such as vldl (very low density lipid) that also make up the total cholesterol count. Please also note that in the standa... Read More
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Yes: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (id... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Depends on Particles: Usually not. But, cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL an... Read More
Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Usually OK: However, high total cholesterol and high HDL cholesterol may mean increased absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Some of these patients may als... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your doctor's call: The LDL's a bit higher than you may want it to be. Why not make friends with some fitness buffs, hit the exercise circuit daily, and see how things ar... Read More
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Probably OK: There's a lot of controversy about the numbers on the lipid panel. That test has relatively poor quality information. A much better test is called NMR... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: There are no known risks to high HDL.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Isolated low: HDL, by itself, does not mean much, if you have no other risk factors. Vigorous exercise is the only way of raising it. There is no medication that ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes, dangerously low: Many docs believe cholesterol is just a bad thing that clogs arteries. Actually it is an essential component of every cell membrane & the building blo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, it does: The total cholesterol is: LDL + HDL + TG/5. In this case, that would be 124 + 102 + 40/5 = 124 +102 + 8 = 234. Numbers are just numbers, without mu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Yes: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (id... Read More
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Dr. Niel Venter
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Depends...: These results must be interpreted by your doctor, based on your other risk factors and clinical picture. It thus depends.... But, LDL is bad choleste... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Good numbers: Your serum lipid levels show no concerns and you should continue a healthy lifestyle and diet.

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