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Cholesterol Levels Normal Range
High cholesterol level and as a female, what exercise will help my lower this number to the normal range?
Should I be worried about low cholesterol 130, if my tryglicerids are 80 and cholesterol was in the normal range last month?
Should I fast before a cholesterol/lipid test? My nonfast cholesterol was recently high, but 6 months ago a fasting was square in the normal range?
Fasting is best: Hi. All the normal ranges for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, non-HDL, etc are based on fasting values. Normative values for post-challenge (i.e., non-fasting) lipids are not established. Actually, cholesterol changes very little with eating, whereas triglycerides may show a dramatic response depending on what is eaten. But yeah, do it fasting for the best info. ...Read more
>50 or >55: In general, for good heart health the generally recommended level for HDL is > 50 for men and > 55 for women. But it can be more complicated that that: you cannot rely completely on these simple numbers, and you can not look at numbers in isolation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking rosuvas ez 10 for last two years. My cholesterol and triglycerides are now in normal range. Can i lower my statin dosage or discontinue?
I have elevated CRP (1.5)
high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range
Low monocye percentage
Crp and cholesterol related?
Cholesterol is a fat: which allows animal cell membranes to be flexible & humans to move; has little to do with arterial disease though promoted by NIH.gov for 4 decades for less $. Typical total cholesterol before people 1st obvious heart attack 170 mg/dL. LDL-C is not measured from your blood, only estimated: LDL-C = TC - HDL-C - 1/5th triglycerides. Get NMR lipoprotein test, get LDL particles <400 to max 700 nmol/L ...Read more
My total cholesterol, ldl, hdl, triglycerides & glucose are in normal range but lipoprotein lpa is 90.83, range should be less then 30 should I be worried?
Fix cause or niacin: Lipoprotein (a), [Lp(a)], is an LDL particle with an extra protein, apolipoprotein (a), attached to it. Increased Lp(a) is most commonly inherited. Other causes include hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, and increased trans fat intake. If one of these problems is present it should be treated. High Lp(a) does increase cardiovascular risk. Niacin can lower Lp(a) but has adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a normal range for thyroid function. I am on 75mg thyroxine and statins. My triglycerides and cholesterol keep climbing. Why is this?
Follow the TSH: The best way to follow your thyroid function is by the tsh, which should be between 0.5 - 4.7 miu/ml. Some say the upper range should be 3.0. On 75 mcg of thyroxine, your replacement is probably normal or near normal. If your TSH is elevated, then you need a higher dose of thyroxine. This could cause some elevation in chol and trig, in spite of the statin, and a higher dose will help. ...Read more
Cholesterol : To measure cholesterol you need a blood test. ...Read more
Why is daily physical activity important for wellness even in people with normal cholesterol levels?
Exercise is like a : magic pill. In fact it's better than any pill. Some benefits: improves mood, improves coordination and balance, helps to prevent dementia, reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, reduced risk of breast and colon cancers, improves lipid profile, helps prevent or treat type II Diabetes, helps prevent or improve CHF, improves cardiopulmonary reserve, reduces inflammation, I could go on... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My cholesterol level is 5.3. What advice can you give to being it down. It's never normally so high.
Not too high: Cholesterol of 5.3 is not abnormally high. However you need evaluation of all the lipids. If you wish to reduce your cholesterol first step would be to reduce your intake of saturated fats and lose weight if your bmi is more than 25. Exercise is generally a good idea to improve fitness. ...Read more
Two months back i had normal cholesterol levels. LDL was 60. Today when i checked LDL is 210. How is this possible? Can it be a miscalculation?
Fasting vs. not: LDL is very sensitive not only to fasting while the sample is taking, but how long the fasting 6 hours, vs. 8 hours, vs. 12 hours could make a difference in the level. second it is so sensitive the kind of meal you had before the test could affect the level. if you want to compare apple to apple. eat similar meal. fast for 12 hours every time, and do it at the same labs. ...Read more
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