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What are chances of a mi with (cholesterol 175) -- (trigliprides 36)-- (-hdl 59)-- (a1c 6.3%). Ldl/hdl ratio 1.84 just curious?

What are chances of a mi with (cholesterol 175) -- (trigliprides 36)-- (-hdl 59)-- (a1c 6.3%). Ldl/hdl ratio 1.84 just curious?

Perfect cholesterol: These are perfect....Waning low risk numbers for a cholesterol panel. It would appear that you have little to no risk from cholesterol plaques. ...Read more

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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My Dr. Feels at 241 I don't need to lower my cholesterol cause my ratios are all good my LDL is near optimal at 128 and my HDL is 104 anyone agree?

My Dr. Feels at 241 I don't need to lower my cholesterol cause my ratios are all good my LDL is near optimal at 128 and my HDL is 104 anyone agree?

He may be right,,,: A very high HDL like you've got is a great protector against heart disease. The LDL isn't high and is in a good range. Many others with this finding around the world have total chol. Over 200 with high HDLs at or approaching 100 and they very rarely if ever have heart disease so unless there are other issues like diabetes or high blood pressure this, by itself is highly unlikely to be a problem. ...Read more

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I've been told my cholesterol is 125, but I have a good ratio of HDL to ldl. Should I get a particle size test to check for LDL and a c reactivpro tes?

I've been told my cholesterol is 125, but I have a good ratio of HDL to ldl. Should I get a particle size test to check for LDL and a c reactivpro tes?

If you want to,,,: You have a very good total cholesterol and you say you have a good hdl/ldl ratio, which means your LDL can't be very high and would almost definitely be within the lowest range, so this is highly unlikely to be a problem for you. You're also older with this, making it even less of a problem. You might, therefore want to save it for later in life unless you just want to know now. Good luck. ...Read more

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36yo cholesterol 247, HDL 64, LDL 163 VLDL 20 chol/ratio 3.9 triglycerides 99. Is this really bad? This is fasting!!

36yo cholesterol 247, HDL 64, LDL 163 VLDL 20 chol/ratio 3.9 triglycerides 99. Is this really bad? This is fasting!!

I'd treat it: Sensible diet and exercise are your best friends always, and this is where to start if you're able to. If your physician thinks it's time to start medication, then I hope you find something that's convenient and effective. ...Read more

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Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl, HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal. Is this very high?

Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl, HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal. Is this very high?

Something isn't: Adding up. Perhaps typo...your ID info says age 76, not 16. Total cholesterol is given in mg/dl (370 IS high), but other values in mmol/l. However LDL of 7.36 mmol/l (284 mg/dl) is QUITE high, too. Unfortunately your 1.16 mmol/l (44 mg/dl) HDL isn't very far into the protective range. Ratio is high. Notes say you have had heart stent so cholesterol needs to be much lower;need meds. Review with Doc ...Read more

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Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Lipids: Drs. Are concerned about elevated lipids because they are associated frequently with atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

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What are reasons why doctors are concerned if a patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldl's to hdl's?

What are reasons why doctors are concerned if a patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldl's to hdl's?

Heart attacks: Those are risk factors for arteriosclerosis which is the cause of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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How bad is my blood work? Cholesterol 221 h, HDL 47, trig 116, LDL 151 h, chol/hdl ratio 4.7, non HDL chol 174 h never heard of non HDL 174 is scary!

How bad is my blood work? Cholesterol 221 h, HDL 47, trig 116, LDL 151 h, chol/hdl ratio 4.7, non HDL chol 174 h never heard of non HDL 174 is scary!

Too high: You need to lower your LDL and non-hdl cholesterol (just another means of measuring ldl). Try to follow a plant based diet (vegetarian is very healthy) and/or consider drug treatment, especially if you have any other risk factors. ...Read more

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3yr ago Cholesterol was 5.98 mmol/L now Serum 5.39mmol/L, Triglecerides 1.11 HDL 1.41 Cholesterol HDL 3.8 ratio LDL 3.48 mmol/L (.48over) Is it OK?

3yr ago Cholesterol was 5.98 mmol/L now Serum 5.39mmol/L, Triglecerides 1.11 HDL 1.41 Cholesterol HDL 3.8 ratio LDL 3.48 mmol/L (.48over) Is it OK?

Cholesterol made by: Every animal cell on planet, part of all animal cell membranes, enables animals to move, has never been correct issue for arterial disease. Correct issue, published 1950 & repeatedly verified, has always been lipoproteins: low LDL & high Large HDL concentrations best. Study: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Low-density_lipoprotein etc., get NMR lipoprofile by Vantera analyzer & study my many answers. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 250, HDL 88, LDL 112, ratio 3.0 No smoker, 22 BMI, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. Should I take statins? No other risk factor

Cholesterol 250, HDL 88, LDL 112, ratio 3.0 No smoker, 22 BMI, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. Should I take statins? No other risk factor

No need: Unless you have diabetes, strong family history, or diabetes. However, listen to primary doctors recommendations, as some details may make statins necessary. Diet and exercise control always helps to reduce risk. ...Read more

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They did a lipid test on me but don't know how to read results cholesterol 150, trig 155, HDL 31, chol/hdl ratio 4.84, LDL 88, non HDL 119. Good or bad?

They did a lipid test on me but don't know how to read results cholesterol 150, trig 155, HDL 31, chol/hdl ratio 4.84, LDL 88, non HDL 119. Good or bad?

Average: Your HDL chol is low- the only way to improve is to exercise daily and to keep ideal body weight.
Keep the LDL level around 70 if you have strong fh of coronary artery disease.
Your triglycerides are borderline high which can be corrected by daily exercise and proper diet. (low in carbohydrate and sweets). ...Read more

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How do you calculate the risks of the LDL and HDL cholesterol ratio?

How do you calculate the risks of the LDL and HDL cholesterol ratio?

Not easily: The LDL and HDL ratio is not routinely advised. A better calculation is perhaps cholesterol minus hdl-c or non-hdl-c.
In many instances this number should not exceed 30 beyond your ldl-c goal which is based on your own risk. If your ldl-c goal is 70 then non-hdl goal is 100 or less. The triglyceride/hdl ratio may be predictive of risk as well as diabetes. Some believe it should be less than 3. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol- 133, HDL- 53 LDL- 64 Triglycerides- 75 ratio- 2.5 Non- HDL- 80. IS this too low?

You're fine Matt: Stop worrying about this stuff, buddy. Lab reference ranges just compare you to average people. Plenty of healthies fall outside. You are at your physical and mental prime. Work hard to build yourself up. Maybe you are in a difficult life situation and can get help getting free. You can do it buddy. Best to you. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol: 257, HDL: 74, LDL: 167, Triglycerides: 82. Even though my #s are high, my ratio is 3.4. Isn't that ok for a 33yo female?

Total cholesterol: 257, HDL: 74, LDL: 167, Triglycerides: 82. Even though my #s are high, my ratio is 3.4. Isn't that ok for a 33yo female?

Ok but not great: Assuming you don't smoke or have high BP, your risk for a stroke or heart attack over the next 10 years is very low, less than 1%. So generally you would not need meds for your cholesterol now.

However, if you have a family history of early heart disease (heart attack in Mom age ...Read more

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Cholesterol 228 HDL cholesterol 52 LDL cholesterol 161 trigylcerides 103 total cholestrol/HDL cholesterol ratio 4.4 Should I be worried. Help me.

Depends: All lab values need to be interpreted in context - target cholesterol varies on a patient to patient basis. The values above would generally be thought of as normal although a goal LDL should be less than 160. If you have medical comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus than your cholesterol should be lower. ...Read more

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My husbands Total cholesterol is 192, His HDL Chol is 37, Triglycerides are 65, LDL Chol is 142, Non HDL Chol is 155 & chol/HDLC ratio is 5.2. BAD??

Not great...: Even though his total cholesterol is normal, his HDL is a bit low and his LDL is a bit high - these would need to be corrected. This profile does put him at risk for heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 238 but my other number are good: HDL - 104 Chol/HDL Ratio 2.3 Triglcerides 57 VLDL 11 LDL (Calculated) 122 Should I worry?

I think no: Treat the person, not the numbers. This stuff is mostly genetic. I trust that you're not a smoker and that you stay fit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My test results Jan 2016 (Non HDL cholesterol 162) (HDL ratio 3.8%) (cholesterol in LDL 147) (triglycerides 76) (cholesterol in HDL 58) When to recheck? What should I do for more ideal numbers?

Exercise: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your LDL is higher than desired. You should reduce intake of saturated fat and exercise, about 150 minutes/week. You may recheck in a year or so.
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.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Total Cholestrol 238 HDL 104 Chol/HDL Ratio 2.3 Triglycerides 57 VLDR 11 LDL (Calculated) 112 Should I be concerned that total cholesterol is 238.?

Other risk factors: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your high HDL should be protective. You should discuss these results and any other risk factors you may have, with your doctor, to figure out, what, if any thing, needs to be done.
For good 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 149 my HDL is 42 and my LDL is 92 & my ratio is 3.5 is all lipid panel normal, high or low?

My total cholesterol is 149 my HDL is 42 and my LDL is 92 & my ratio is 3.5 is all lipid panel normal, high or low?

All good: Current goals: chol < 200, HDL >35, LDL <135. Your numbers all look good now, probably because you are young, and hopefully because you are exercising, are the proper weight, and are eating a prudent diet. Next time, though (like in about 2-3 years at annual exam time), request the new NMR test which will analyze the specific quality of your LDL particles to see if you have the right number & size. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol is 232. Ldl direct is 150. Tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.4...Do I need medication or is it normal?

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 more

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HDL levels are 47mg/dL, LDL levels are 132 mg/dL and non-HDL cholesterol is 151 mg/dL. Ldl/HDL ratio is 2.81.Any concerns? I am trying to conceive.

No: These are great numbers. Donot worry and good luck with conception. No need for any cholesterol medication. Eat well, exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle overall. ...Read more

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My last cholesterol test showed LDL 134, HDL 82 and low triglycerides. My DR suggested a statin I think my ratio is good I have no other health issues.

My last cholesterol test showed LDL 134, HDL 82 and low triglycerides. My DR suggested a statin I think my ratio is good I have no other health issues.

You LDL is elevated: And that is called bad cholesterol. I would take statin to take it under control. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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My lipid panel total cholesterol 284, HDL 116, LDL 157, trig 56, vldl 11, t chol/ HDL ratio 2.4?

Lipids: Good and nots so bad. Your HDL is excellent your LDL is mildly elevated likely would not treat w meds. ...Read more

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Good morning doc please I don't understand this result of total cholesterol 100, HDL 15, triglycerides 71, ratio 6.7, LDL 26.

Alternatively: The ncep ATP iii was based on an american diet. Your lipids are indicative of either starvation or an exceptionally low fat diet. (based on your personal circumstances). Your genetics undoubtedly contribute. I wouldn't try to conform to american standards - your circumstances are different. If you're getting adequate nutrition, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Hdl cholesterol: 28l cholesterol/hdl ratio: 5.8h LDL chol, calculate:99 triglycerides: 173 h can someone interpret this for me?

Hdl cholesterol: 28l cholesterol/hdl ratio: 5.8h LDL chol, calculate:99 triglycerides: 173 h can someone interpret this for me?

Low HDL/High Triglyc: You have slightly high triglycerides if it is a true fasting specimen;if not you need to repeat it with a fasting specimen
secondly you have low hdl,
these blood results have to be interpreted along with history of other risk factors like smoking, obesity, family history of early cardiovascular diseas, hypertension;diabetese
you need to be on low sugar diet and need to exercise, and oily fish;omega 3. ...Read more

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2 Triglyceride: 133 Cholesterol total: 132 Cholesterol HDL: 37 Cholesterol LDL: 72 Cholesterol total/cholesterol-HDL ratio: 3.6.1 good? Ok? Bad?

2 Triglyceride: 133 Cholesterol total: 132 Cholesterol HDL: 37 Cholesterol LDL: 72 Cholesterol total/cholesterol-HDL ratio: 3.6.1 good? Ok? Bad?

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 the patient's illnesses, bodily condition, life habits, and exercise activities. It's better to have HDL at 50 or higher. TG in the 130's is ok, but 120's might be better. ...Read more

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Recently got my blood test report. 1. Ast (sgot)-65 (range:10-40 u/l) 2. Alt (sgpt)-71 (range:09-46 u/l) 3. Cholesterol-hdl (37) & ldl/hdl ratio>3.03 (avg. Risk 2.29-4.90) what could these be indicating?

Recently got my blood test report. 1. Ast (sgot)-65 (range:10-40 u/l) 2. Alt (sgpt)-71 (range:09-46 u/l) 3. Cholesterol-hdl (37) & ldl/hdl ratio>3.03 (avg. Risk 2.29-4.90) what could these be indicating?

Lab data: You have some form of hepatitis (irritation of liver cells) but the cause of this is unclear. Your lipid profile is incomplete but what you provided seems of no major concern. None of this is of substantial value without placing it into a clinical context and the only person who can do that is the doctor who ordered the testing. ...Read more

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My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin? .

Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Biometric screening. I'm 31. Triglycerides =290, HDL=53, LDL=112, Total Cholesterol=223, Cholestrol/HDL Ratio=4.2, Glucose=99, BP 111/74. Tri high. Why?

May never find "why": I'm going to assume that this is fasting sample. A lot of this is hereditary. There's not a consensus about what to do with high triglycerides when other lipids seem okay. One idea is to spend a few months exercising like you did as a teenager and then checking. I bet you'll see things change for the better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lipid panel: ttl cholesterol- 159, hdl- 45, ldl- 102, triglycerides- 61, cholesterol/hdlc ratio- 3.5, non hdl- 114. Is this good with heart disease?

Lipid panel: ttl cholesterol- 159, hdl- 45, ldl- 102, triglycerides- 61, cholesterol/hdlc ratio- 3.5, non hdl- 114. Is this good with heart disease?

Depends on the natur: If it is coronary artery disease, then this lipid profile needs to be improved further. The goal is to get LDL down to <70mg/dl. This can be achieved with daily exercise for 30-45 minutes, avoid any saturated fats in diet or cooking and increase the dose of statin being used. Your cardiologist should help to titerate the statin dose further. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol: HDL ratio 5.6 ratio, HDL level 1.4, LDL 5.3, triglycerides 2.6, serum cholesterol 7.9. My father had high cholesterol. Serious?

Total cholesterol: HDL ratio 5.6 ratio, HDL level 1.4, LDL 5.3, triglycerides 2.6, serum cholesterol 7.9. My father had high cholesterol. Serious?

Very high: In the USA we use mg per deciliter so for our US readers, I'm going to convert yours: TC: 305, LDL: 204, HDL: 54, TG: 230. Your numbers are all very high. This is likely inherited and will not be normalized thru diet alone. I would have no issue advising a statin for you, but you should discuss it with your personal physician. Goto: https://www. Goredforwomen. Org/ and click on "Know Your Risk". ...Read more

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My triglycerides are 257, cholesterol HDL is 29, chol/hdl ratio is 6.2, ldl/hdl ratio is 3.8 and sgot & sgpt is 46 & 82. Is it a fatty liver condition?

My triglycerides are 257, cholesterol HDL is 29, chol/hdl ratio is 6.2, ldl/hdl ratio is 3.8 and sgot & sgpt is 46 & 82. Is it a fatty liver condition?

Probably: High lipid especially triglycerides can cause fatty liver, a disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. But this is a diagnosis of exclusion, so you need to check for other common causes, such as viral hepatitis before making this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a 1.4 bilirubin count...20 vitamin d and 217 cholesterol HDL level 77. Ldl 128 ratio 2.8. I am on hormone replacement could this be a reason?

I have a 1.4 bilirubin count...20 vitamin d and 217 cholesterol HDL level 77. Ldl 128 ratio 2.8. I am on hormone replacement could this be a reason?

Possibly: We don't know the long term effects of hormones. You have gilbert's condition due to a pile up of bilirubin (ask your doctor) and your vitamin d level is appallingly low. It should be between 60 and 80. :your cholesterol/hdl ratio is O.K. ...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