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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ask ordering doctor: Question chopped off. 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 c ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Diet and exercise: 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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Lipids: Those levels are not too bad but can be improved without meds. It really depends on your diet. My preference is "NuVal" because it provieds a simple 1 ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Not great: They are better at lowering triglycerides, which is not your problem. They can sometimes raise LDL cholesterol
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ask us a question: You posted a statement but not your question. Please write an actual question. If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap publ ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Heart disease risk: You mention normal sugar, but your profile says type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Are you already on medications for diabetes, lipids? By themselv ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I think no: Treat the person, not the numbers. This stuff is mostly genetic. I trust that you're not a smoker and that you stay fit. Best wishes.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not good!: For some reason, your results are outside the healthy range in each measure. You might find a good nutritionist who could help you find a diet plan - ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
High LDL: More information is needed to determine your individual risk for cardiac event such as smoking history, history of diabetes, and hypertension.. Such a ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Your genes: Hi. Low HDL often correlates with high triglycerides (= hi VLDL). Are your triglycerides hi? It would seem unlikely based on your lifestyle. If they'r ... Read More
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