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what is the range for total cholesterol

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
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

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
High LDL: Please ask your doctor or see a naturally oriented doctor about Red Yeast Rice. A reputable and safe brand of this is used to lower LDL. Alternative ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's fine: This is common in a youngster and good at any range. "normal ranges" are (in my opinion foolishly) based on the "average person." bad idea when it c ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ideas vary: Since you're also hypertensive and on a statin, you may want to visit with your physician about treating this. From my reading, the final verdict isn' ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Elevated AST/ALT: 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 female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Low normal: Some have low normal count. But viral infection can do it. Depending on the duration and clinical scenerio other D?D can be brought in.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you are even slightly overweight, reduce weight. Exercise and reduce your intake of carbohydrates and saturated fats. For more information on this ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Get moving!: Didn't get the whole question. You are at a great age to stop future problems. Being over weight and having a family history of diabetes definitely pu ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
37 years experience Cardiology
May be, not: In an adult, please make sure liver function test (blood test) ok before calling it nirmal. Thanks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: It depends on how your total cholesterol is made up. The HDL portion is considered more protective, and the LDL portion is considered more atheroge ... Read More
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