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At What Level Is Total Cholesterol Dangerous
Total cholesterol=concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma & carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ↓ing size/↑ing density: ULDL, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL. These protein particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol & ...Read more
My triglycerides level is high....but cholesterol is awesome! Hdl is high, ldl low.... What could be going on?
Hypertriglyceridemia: If your serum triglyceride concentration is between 150 and 500 mg/dL, this is considered "mild to moderate" elevation. In the absence of risk factors for coronary heart disease, this may not be significant. You could bring your level down with aerobic exercise, avoiding concentrated sugars, and maybe taking a fish oil supplement (3000 mg per day). Fish oils can have GI and metabolic side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Total cholesterol is 232..Ldl direct is 150..Tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.4...Do i need medication or is it normal?
Depends on Particles: More than cholesterol, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is related to the number of LDL (LDL-P) and HDL particles (HDL-P). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree CVD risk tracks with high LDL-P and/or low HDL-P, not LDL-C or HDL-C. Talk to your doctor about next steps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How high is dhea sulfate level considered significantly elevated? What about mild/moderate? In terms of mcg/dl?
It depends: It varies based on sex and age. Typical normal ranges for females are: ages 18 - 19: 145 - 395 ug/dl ages 20 - 29: 65 - 380 ug/dl ages 30 - 39: 45 - 270 ug/dl ages 40 - 49: 32 - 240 ug/dl ages 50 - 59: 26 - 200 ug/dl ages 60 - 69: 13 - 130 ug/dl ages 69 and older: 17 - 90 ug/dl typical normal ranges for males are: ages 18 - 19: 108 - 441 ug/dl ages 20 - 29: 280 - 640 ug/dl ages 30 - 39: 120 -. ...Read more
My lab report saystotal cholesterol 194HDL 32.9LDL 138.9 .is this a major risk?what is the risk in this?how can i increase HDL and decrease LDL?
Relatively high risk: Hi. That's a relatively low HDL, high LDL, and high non-HDL (LDL + VLDL, dominated in your case by the LDL). What is your family history of heart attack and stroke? Are you diabetic? Do you smoke? Live healthily, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and obviously don't smoke. It is easy to justify a statin in a case like yours. The low HDL is tough to treat and I figure your triglycerides are ~150 ...Read more
Depends on age and: type of bilirubin. High bilirubin is most dangerous for newborns and at a level of 20 mg/dL of higher they can get irreversible neurologic damage. In adults it depends more on the cause of elevated bilirubin than bilirubin level per se. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007309.htm ...Read more
If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL 177 , trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?
Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values (e.g., 2000/50 or 1000/25 give the same ratio). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: Could you repost your question with more information? I am not sure to what you're referring. ...Read more
My blood ammonia level is 97 mcg/dL (lab range 27-102 mcg/dL). My complete metabolic panels are always normal. Is this ammonia level considered high? Is it high enough to cause encephalopathy?
Pancreatitis: Hi. What did the doc who ordered the test tell you? We order tests for a reason to either try to confirm a suspicion or rule it out. In your case, it's looking for causes of your abdominal pain and bloating. Your lipase is high, and the most common reason would be pancreatitis, which certainly could be the cause of your symptoms. Pancreatitis can make you very sick. Talk with your doc. ...Read more
1 risk factor score: The national cholesterol education program suggests that having a significantly low (<40) HDL is equivalent to having a major risk factor like smoking, high bp, high ldl, diabetes or fan history of early coronary disease. This is usually a genetically based phenomenon, and thus far drugs have not been effective on improving outcomes by trying to raise hdl. Exercise and red wine (moderate) may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant. ...Read more
It is all relative!: If the Cancer is involving your liver, then rising bilirubin is an indication that your tumor in the liver is quite large and progressive. This needs an aggressive search for the exact cause(?obstruction of the bile duct) which may be correctable. Ask your oncologist if he can do a local treatment for the bulky tumor.....something like SBRT or an ablative treatment(which can still be useful) ...Read more
Depends: If you do not have other health issues, a total cholesterol of 91 per se, is not dangerous. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Good start: Low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. Read up. Don't expect any miracles. It may or may not help. You'll be doing yourself an even bigger favor if you get back into an exercise-focused lifestyle like you enjoyed so much as a teen. Cholesterol is largely genetic and if you need medication, don't hesitate. Get a few opinions, including from an evidence-based holist if one's available. ...Read more
6.8 mmol/L ??: Total Cholesterol : <5.2 mmol/l) = ok. 5.2-6.2 mmol/l - borderline high. > 6.3 mmol/l) = not good. The following is a great reference / article from Mayo Clinic to help you better understand your level. REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholesterol-test/details/results/rsc-20169555 ...Read more
Depends on other: Factors. A total cholesterol of 198 is not dangerous in itself. But any lab value needs to be interpreted in the total clinical context. What is your hdl, lipids, ldl, what is the family history of cardiovascular disease? Please note that half the heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. It is still important to exercise, control your weight and maintain a healthy diet. See md. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Risk has many components, the cholesterol is just one of them. That number could be associated with a variety of total risk levels depending on many factors. ...Read more
My triglyceride level is 467 while total cholesterol is 112. Have BP 160/120. No problem in workouts. How could i lower the level naturally.
TLC and medication: Total chol seems low given that level of triglycerides. Low fat, low sugar, low carb diet combined with regular aerobic esercise and weight loss can help lower Trig and BP, but it is unlikely that you will be able to get to normal levels without additional medication, particularly for your blood pressure. You may have more luck with getting Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes to help bring down trig.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
41 year old healthy male. Total cholesterol of 235. LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91. Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well
Yes: Depending on your family history and other risk factors you may need medical treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered these tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have recently been diagnosed with a high triglyceride level but why is my total cholesterol level normal?
Possible.: The formula for calculating total cholesterol is tc=ldl + HDL + trig/5. It is possible to have high trig and not have tc elevated. It is clear based on your normal tc level that your trig are not elevated much. Serious trig elevations are levels above the 500-1000 mg/dl range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My HDL is 81 mg/dl and LDL is 101 mg/dl. Triglycerides 43, non-hdl 110, total cholesterol is 191. Should I be concerned about the LDL level?
Not too much.: Ideally, LDL should be < 100 mg/dl, according to the latest guidelines. This is considered "ideal" for those at risk for heart disease. If not at risk for heart disease, < 130 mg/dl is considered optimal. You should have no problem at any rate, just do some diet restriction of fatty foods, like slightly less red meat to lower saturated fat, and this should lower it more than enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out
Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status i recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband total cholesterol is 260. Ldl is 178, HDL 43, triglyc. 196. Any way to naturally lower these levels? He is very athletic and fit. Good diet
NO: He could be a sitting time bomb please get that cholesterolm down see a specialist. ...Read more
How likely is the rise in total cholesterol level due to high HDL?
My total cholesterol level :4.8, triglyceride:0.6
It was 4.1 in 2013, 4.4 in 2014
Directly dependent: Total Cholesterol is by definition all the cholesterol carried on lipoproteins in your body. So this is HDL-cholesterol + LDL-Cholesterol + Cholesterol carried on other lipoproteins (which we estimate by knowing the Triglyceride level). So if your TC went up 0.7 and your HDL did too, this completely explains the difference. ...Read more
My total cholesterol levels was 6.20, HDL 3.11 and LDL unreadable. Is my good cholesterol too high? And what does unreadable cholesterol reading indicate? Test was done on a cholesterol test not blood test. But had similar result previously
Different type of: scale, not sure what scale you use but normal cholesterol is less than 240 , hdl should be for woman above 50 , ldl should be 130 or less, now unreadable could mean high or too low, lifestyle and normal weight very important and never smoke, if your family history has very high cholesteral and heart attacks less than 65 see hematologist for labs, walking is best exersize, 20min./day , ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My LDL is 227 and total cholesterol is 285. Hdl and triglycerides are both normal. Is this very dangerous?Im worried. Im taking simvastatin.
High cholesterol: You may have a condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia. This is more likely if you have family members who have had heart disease at an early age. You should talk to your provider about ways to lower your LDL cholesterol to prevent heart problems in the future. ...Read more
As a 21 year-old, should I be concerned with the following values?
Total cholesterol level=237 mg/dL
No and yes: Lab tests always have to be interpreted in a context. If you told me that you were seeing all yellow and green it might seem puzzling. Oh, did I mention that I just got a new pair of yellow/green sun glasses or that a previous doc had raised my dose of digitalis (for heart failure). History is almost everything in medicine. 90% of diagnoses are made on the basis of hist and physical alone. ...Read more
Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?
How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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