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My triglycerides is 179, cholesterol 218, HDL 60, and LDL 122 do I need to go on statins?

My triglycerides is 179, cholesterol 218, HDL 60, and LDL 122 do I need to go on statins?

Not necessarily: Whether you are prescribed statins or not are dependent on other issues. Your LDL of 122 is fine as long as you are not a post-heart attack patient. If you are a diabetic, this may also may influence your physician's decision to try statins. If you have no health issues at all, these levels appear fine. ...Read more

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CHolesterol 218: age 61 post menopausal female. LDL: 78; HDL 127. Walk 5-8 miles daily. Should I be concerned? Don't smoke/drink. Thanks.

CHolesterol 218: age 61 post menopausal female. LDL: 78; HDL 127. Walk 5-8 miles daily. Should I be concerned? Don't smoke/drink. Thanks.

No worries: Although your total cholesterol is above 200, your high HDL level is protective. Follow up with your doctor to discuss the details on the LDL vs. HDL debate. ...Read more

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Egfr hove betw 50-60 last 3 yrs, WBC slightly elevated above normal @11.1; mvc 94; gran 7.9; cholesterol 218; creat 1.0; ESR rising 14 to 18 over 3yr?

Egfr hove betw 50-60 last 3 yrs, WBC slightly elevated above normal @11.1; mvc 94; gran 7.9; cholesterol 218; creat 1.0; ESR rising 14 to 18 over 3yr?

Mild renal: Insufficiency. A GFR of less than 60 is an indication of mild kidney failure. The issue is best discussed with your doctor who ordered all these tests as lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 218 and my LDL is 140?

Should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 218 and my LDL is 140?

Mildly: A total cholesterol of 218 is mildly elevated and a LDL is borderline elevated if you have no other risk factors for heart disease like a BP over 140/90, a HDL under 45, smoking, or diabetes. If you don't have these risk factors the primary therapy is diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is cholesterol?

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol control: Holesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 25 percent comes from the foods you eat. Cholesterol is only found in animal products. A cholesterol screening measures your level of HDL and ldl. Hdl is the "good" cholesterol which helps keep the LDL (bad) cholesterol from getting lodged into your artery walls. A healthy level of HDL may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL (less than 40 mg/dl for men and less than 50 mg/dl for women) have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. If you need to increase your HDL to your reach your goals, studies show that regular physical activity can help your body produce more hdls. Reducing trans fats and eating a balanced, nutritious diet is another way to increase hdl. If these measures are not enough to increase your HDL to goal, your healthcare practitioner may prescribe a medication specifically to increase your hdls. Ldl cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol. When too much of it circulates in the blood, it can clog arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Ldl cholesterol is produced naturally by the body, but many people inherit genes from their mother, father or even grandparents that cause them to make too much. Eating saturated fat, trans fats and dietary cholesterol also increases how much you have. If high blood cholesterol runs in your family, lifestyle modifications may not be enough to help lower your LDL blood cholesterol. Everyone is different, so work with your doctor to find a treatment plan that's best for you. Most importantly, having a good doest and exercise will lead to having higher hdl's. ...Read more

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Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl? 700 nmol/l, HDL? 45 ┬Ámol/l). Cholesterol? $, but misleading. ...Read more

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How to control cholesterol?

How to control cholesterol?

Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol high at 6.2?

Is cholesterol high at 6.2?

Borderline but...: This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. The main cause of cardiovascular disease is not cholesterol but inflammation. See http://www. Sott. Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://bit. Ly/19ufoos & http://bit. Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read more

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How control my cholesterol?

How control my cholesterol?

Read below: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about reducing your cholesterol: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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How bad is 215 cholesterol?

Cholesterol: In a patient with no particular risk factors cholesterol 215 is no big deal. In pt. With lots of risk factors it is more meaningful. ...Read more

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Cholesterol is 200 it is ok?

Cholesterol is 200 it is ok?

Depends: Overall the number is borderline high but may not necessarily need to be treated. It depends on the breakdown, i.e. Ldl, HDL and non-hdl levels. It also depends on your risk factors, e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and family history. ...Read more

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How to get cholesterol lower?

How to get cholesterol lower?

Diet and excercise: Weigth loss, alcohol in moderation if not effective and depending on risk factors medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol important?

Why is cholesterol important?

Cholesterol: Read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage. Jsp

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How to lower your cholesterol?

How to lower your cholesterol?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. Do cardio exercise on most days of the week. ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read more

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What could help my cholesterol?

What could help my cholesterol?

Several things: Eating a low fat diet can help some, along with regular cardiovascular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, much of your cholesterol comes from your genetic makeup so do not get discouraged if these changes do not have as big an impact as you would want. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol of 402 possible?

Yes: Familial hyperlipoprotienemias unfortuately are capable of much higher cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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