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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
Pathology 45 years experience
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.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: There are no known risks to high HDL.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 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 41 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
None: 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 34 years experience
Hdl: Actually an Hdl of 40 is pretty good . We don't have great drugs to raise Hdl .Exercise and moderate alcohol consumption (2-3oz/day) can help raise Hd... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are just numbers, and have little meaning without looking at the whole person, meaning the person's primary care doctor who knows him best... Read More
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