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should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 218 and my LDL is 140

A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Your cholesterol profile/levels are one of several important parameters when it comes to premature heart disease. It's like trying to answer a questio ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No, but could do: Better. Ideally LDL should be below 130 and HDL should be above 40.Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk p ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
HDL is great!: Your elevated total cholesterol is in part a reflection of your very high HDL, which is the heart-protective subtype of cholesterol. So these are act ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please see your: doc. Cholesterol is needed for many bodily functions. If it is too low that is not good and we are very focused on lowering cholesterol these days. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: These not 'super bad' but they are an issue. Ldl, HDL and triglycerides are independent risk factors. I would urge speaking with your doctor and addre ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: An HDL of 110 is higher than usual. You may wish to have the test repeated to make sure the values are right. It is usually not a good idea to treat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cholesterol: I would want to know the other values such as triglycerides, hdl, ldl, and whether u r having any symptoms or family history of high cholesterol or he ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Vascular disease: While your high HDL should provide some protection, your cholesterol and triglycerides are higher than desired. It would require a detailed history, p ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're free to ask: Despite all the emphasis on lifestyle, which is good, most cholsterol stuff is more about heredity than anything else. I also notice that you have typ ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol,LDL: From the Framingham heart and other studies the LDL hypothesis is held to give LDL value as a strong risk factor for atherosclerotic disease,At age 64 ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Normal: This is a normal blood pressure and heart rate.
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A-1C is 2 high: Get in & talk this over. Ur blood glucose was not included in the information & it is also important 2 have done & this is also needed 2 make a decisi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: If you are not diabetic or no history of previous heart attacks, then your cholesterol is fine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
How old are you: I'd need age and meds you are taking.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Remember the numbers you get are just about 1 of 10 things you need to do to have a long life. Lower all your risk factors to 1 and you will be ok. Yo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lipids: Need mediterranean diet and exercise and recheck in fiture.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
RU sure?: It's not unusual for high blood sugar to cause transiently blurred vision. You say your sugar "was high after diet" (when it ought to be low) so I'm n ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Too young: No one in the world is to test cholesterol when you are so young. There are no treatment recommendations for this at your age.
A female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood sugar: Was it fasting or random sugar?normal fasting sugar is less than 100. Sugar after meal may vary depending on what you eat
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your Dr: Particularly if you have a family history of high BP or kidney disease, you cannot fight genetics. Even if not, you should see your dr. To be sure you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Pulse: Heart rates vary during the course of the day, with activity, with emotion, with dehydration. 86 can be normal. Drink plenty of water and exercise r ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Exercise not enough.: I think you probably need medicines to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides. I did not see your LDL which is the most important(prob b/o high trig ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Probably: Thirst will come with a high sugar because it makes the body sense a high osmolarity and triggers a thirst. High sodium intake can do the dame so your ... Read More

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