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What are good hdl numbers

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. K: 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

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: A total cholesterol level is normal if below 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels should be less t... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
LDL is high.: Try eating less meat and dairy products. Loose weight if appropriate and exercise and see what happens.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not great: They are better at lowering triglycerides, which is not your problem. They can sometimes raise LDL cholesterol
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
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
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
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

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