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Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

HDL: Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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Which type of cholesterol is good, HDL or ldl?

HDL: Hdl is the good cholesterol and higher is better, aim toward more than 45 the best will be around 70. ...Read more

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Cholesterol total 251, HDL 48, LDL 188.. Thoughts?

Cholesterol total 251, HDL 48, LDL 188.. Thoughts?

High lipid panel: Looks like your cholesterol and LDL is high. Normal cholesterol should be under 200, LDL under 100. If you are a diabetic it should be even lower. Your HDL is good- it should be above 40 for males. You may want to focus on a low cholesterol diet and discuss other treatment options with you doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

Directional: Total serum cholesterol is made up of several component lipoproteins. Amongst these are fractions: hdl-c is the "good", which you want to be as high as possible and ldl-c is the "bad" which you want to be as low as possible. Lifestyle and, if needed, drug therapy, can help towards those goals. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 265, HDL 171, LDL 86. Can HDL get too high?

My cholesterol is 265, HDL 171, LDL 86.  Can HDL get too high?

HIGH HDL=Good!: If you Hdl is high, that is good, and can decrease your overall risk for heart disease. our LDL as noted is stable at 86, but now there is new data to suggest you should get a risk calculation based on some other factors. See your dr. for a good eval and discussion as to whether you need any medications, etc. ...Read more

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Hello, my cholesterol is 213. LDL 139. HDL 49. Is this dangerous ?

Hello, my cholesterol is 213. LDL 139. HDL 49. Is this dangerous ?

Probably not but...: Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol is not a major cause of heart disease; the real cause is inflammation. However, it is reasonable to look at the subtypes of LDL as if it is mostly the small dense type it is of some concern. You should test other risk factors like CRP, homocysteine and Lp (a). See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 253 (hdl=92, ldl=146) what do these numbers mean?

My cholesterol is 253 (hdl=92, ldl=146) what do these numbers mean?

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 - but a good physician is also needed. You are young and it strikes me as good since you have time to reshape your habits, but bad that it is so out of range already. Don't worry, but do take it seriously - as they say - like a heart attack! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce LDL & increase HDL of cholesterol ?

Can you tell me how i can reduce LDL & increase HDL of cholesterol ?

D, E, S: Diet, exercise, statin. Many other medicines have been recommended but none has been shown to be effective. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

HDL is great!: Your elevated total cholesterol is in part a reflection of your very high HDL, which is the heart-protective subtype of cholesterol. So these are actually very good numbers, and you should have no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Female age 20, cholesterol is 4.80 mmol/l. Hdl 1.33mmol/l and LDL 3.14 mmol/l is that bad?

Female age 20, cholesterol is 4.80 mmol/l.        Hdl 1.33mmol/l and LDL 3.14 mmol/l is that bad?

No: All are within normal limits. To promote health have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more