A member asked:

Had a lipid panel done. ttl cholesterol- 159. triglycerides- 61. hdl- 38. ldl- 106. vlda- 12. ttl cholest/hdl- 4.1. non-hdl- 118. is this good?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

See Below: For the most part yes. I would like to see your HDL higher 40-50. Exercise, no smoking will help improve this. Adhere to a healthy diet as well.

Answered 1/23/2015


Dr. William Cromwell answered

Specializes in Clinical Lipidology

It Depends: Your level of cardiovascular risk (high, moderate, or low) is the first thing to consider. High risk patients are treated to ldl-c < 100 or < 70. If you meet criteria for high risk your test results indicate that treatment may be needed. If LDL particle number (ldl-p), the actual number of LDL particles in blood, is elevated at goal ldl-c values treatment is needed to lower ldl-p to goal levels.

Answered 10/24/2017



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