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Is it true that decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol removed plaque from arteries?
Yes: Reducing LDL and increasing HDL can reduce plaque in arteries. 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
Total cholesterol 210, triglycerides 77, HDL 72, LDL 123. Healthy 21 to make, anything to worry about?
Lipids: From the standpoint of your lipid levels, nothing to get worked up about. On the other hand, atherosclerotic risk is multifactorial. If you have a family history of atherosclerotic disease, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity or some other things, your lipids being ok may not be enough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My fasting sugar is 142mg/dl, s.Cholestrol 211, s.Triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146. Explain?
Lipoprotein Problem: High triglycerides (tg) and low hdl-c are markers for high LDL particle number (ldl-p). As tg goes up, ldl-p rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles (ldl-c) goes down. Thus, your true LDL level (ldl-p) is commonly higher than ldl-c. This is common in patients with high sugar. An ideal ldl-p is < 1000. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol 174, triglycerides 68, HDL ch 45.00, LDL direct 80.00, vldl 14, HDL risk factor 3.9, CRP 0.53, homocysteine 8.6 with no diabetes. Good?
All things equal, otherwise healthy 50 y/o male: which is a better cholesterol profile, HDL 60 & LDL 120 ~or~ HDL 35 & LDL 40?
Hard to tell: In general a low LDL is good but in these cases sometimes additional advanced testing of somthing called lipoproteins is indicated. It thenlebel of apob containing lipoproteins are elevated then the low HDL level may represent cardiovascular risk. Bottom line is check your doctor or a lipid specialist www.Learnyourlipids.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lipid profile . Serum cholesterol 195.And HDL cholesterol is 43.And LDL cholesterol is 105.And vldl cholesterol is 48. Triglyceride 240?
Love to eat Olive oil .My LDL cholesterol went from 85 to 106. Is the saturated fat in extra virgin olive oil harmful. Did it raise LDL cholesterol
Olive oil.: While olive oil is one of the healthier oils as far as the proportions of healthy fasts versus unhealthy fats, it's still an oil, with 18 grams of fat per tablespoon, and could raise your LDL and triglycerides if you use too much. That being said, an LDL of 106 is still pretty good. But try to limit your use of oil in general. ...Read more
Total cholesterol 219, HDL 73, LDL 114, vldl 32, triglycerides 161. Thought i was eating good. No fried foods & not a lot of sugar. Is my lipid panel bad?
Need Particle Data: High triglyceride (tg) is often a marker for high LDL particle number (ldl-p). As tg rise ldl-p rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in "normal" LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) and low hdl-c levels despite high (ldl-p). When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, tg levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol 226 LDL143 HDL 69 Trig 72. Not overweight, exercise daily, low carb and no sugar diet. How to lower LDL natural? Are these num. alarming?
Cholesterol test, LDL 138 Hdl 59 and triglycerides 89...are these good numbers? How is my heart disease risk? Perfect blood pressure, sugar 93.
Heart disease risk: You mention normal sugar, but your profile says type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Are you already on medications for diabetes, lipids? By themselves, those numbers are not bad, but if you have diabetes and other conditions, you are in a higher risk category. Discuss this with your doctor who can consider the whole picture. ...Read more
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
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
My cholesterol number is 216, LDL calculated is 143, HDL cholesterol is 46, triglycerides 134, HDL risk factor 4.7
is my cholesterol too high?
Yes: If you are otherwise healthy (no diabetes, strong family history of heart disease..) you should modify your diet to bring your LDL down. Your goal LDL depends on your risk factors. Please read this article for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cholesterol-levels/cl00001. ...Read more
YES, however...: Broccoli is one of the healthiest of foods and lowering cholesterol is just one of its many benefits. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=9 but lowering cholesterol is over-rated. See http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ & http://www.Naturalnews.Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer