A 45-year-old female asked:
My triglycerides level is 1.96 highlighted as abnormal . total cholesterol is 5, . hdl and rest is normal..do i need statin at this stage?
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Numbers are numbers: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on a patient's illnesses, bodily condition, life habits, and exercise activities. It's better to have HDL at 1.3 or higher, and LDL 3.0 or lower. TG under 1.5 would be better.
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Last updated Dec 5, 2019
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