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is total cholesterol low at 119

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See doc: You want your bad low and good high.However difficult to comment due to having references,what was the drop and the specific numbers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Lab ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside on either end. Be glad, as long as you feel well.
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Perhaps slightly: Most doctors think cholesterol is just something that clogs arteries but most chol. is made by our bodies as an essential component of cell membranes ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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It's fine: Hi. Your body does not rely on ANY cholesterol from your diet. Your body is capable of making all the cholesterol you need and then some. The total ch ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're fine: I'll bet you're a physically fit 20 year old man. Diet actually doesn't have that much impact; fitness and genetics much more. I hope y ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on profile: The subtypes of cholesterol are important in this regard. 123 as a total doesn't sound too low overall, but if your HDL is below 40 then your total i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Cholesterol: Total cholesterol is not a useful number, except to calculate LDL in appropriate patients. What is your triglyceride (used to calculate VLDL), your ca ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Impossible: No such thing as too low. Yours is super healthy.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: There are no known risks to high HDL.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
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. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No need.: You were blessed with naturally very good numbers. Don't change anything.
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