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See below:: Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100. Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does current cholesterol numbers tell Doctors about plaques that are already formed? Do these numbers show future risk?
Not that great.: They only tell risk of atherosclerosis. At most they are associated with about half the risk. The highest versus the lowest risk categories have quite a different level of risk (almost a 10 fold difference). That being said, it is tiny compared to the risk associated with actually knowing you HAVE atherosclerosis (risk is over 10% yearly if you've had a heart attack, under 1% if you have not at 50 ...Read more
My cholesterol numbers are great except HDL(34). I eat very healthy foods and exercise over 30 min. 5x /week, and don't smoke. What else can I do?
Your genes: Hi. Low HDL often correlates with high triglycerides (= hi VLDL). Are your triglycerides hi? It would seem unlikely based on your lifestyle. If they're not hi, you just have a genetic low HDL, and there's nothing you can do for that outside of what you're already doing. :-( Healthy lifestyle helps everything. Keep it up. To your health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently bloodwork showed my triglycerides to be 154 despite very good cholesterol numbers. Is this at all worrisome?
Almost normal: Nothing to worry about right now. Normal upper limit is 150 and i don't normally worry unless they are above 300. Given they are borderline, you may want to watch your weight, increase exercise and get them rechecked in a year to make sure they stay controlled. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I am a non-smoking, non-drinking 39 year old male. My cholesterol numbers are : HDL 32, LDL124. Should I be concerned?
Total risk: It's not wise to treat lab abnormalities in a vacuum. If your total cardiac risk exceeds 7.5% ten year risk, or if you have established vascular disease, a statin is advised (2013 Adult Treatment Panel guidelines, American Heart Assoc) since they've been shown repeatedly to lower risk while supplements and non-statin meds are either ineffective or minimally so. ...Read more
Depends: To improve cholesterol, it is eating lean protein (not fatty parts) and low glycemic. Ldl is increased with alot of animal fat (meat and dairy sources) as well as refined carbs. Triglycerides are definitely related to carbs and can be improved using fish oil 2 grams. Hdl is much harder but Niacin is worth a shot, changing to a plant based diet and cardio as well as hrt if you are a candidate. ...Read more
Can fasting more than 16 hours increase cholesterol numbers? Hospital denied taking my blood samples saying it has to be 12 to 14 hours.
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