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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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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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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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My cholesterol/hdl ratio is 3.14 mmol/l. Is that normal?

My cholesterol/hdl ratio is 3.14 mmol/l. Is that normal?

CholesterolIncorrect: Cholesterol is a fat made by every animal cell on planet, part of every cell membrane, allows animals to move &has nothing to do with cardiovascular disease. The correct issues are low density lipoproteins &high density lipoproteins, complex proteins which transport all fat molecules around our body in the water outside cells, get an NMR lipoprotein test, then focus on correct issues. Good luck. ...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?

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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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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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Is cholesterol 216 o.K. If HDL is >100 and ratio is 2.1?

Is cholesterol 216 o.K. If HDL is >100 and ratio is 2.1?

May be: The ratio and both LDL and HDL are more important than the total cholesterol. However your level is in the borderline area. Search fro ncep / atp iii guidelines or see the attached picture for a brief glimpse. ...Read more

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My LDL cholesterol, vldl chol ratio is high. Are these related?

My LDL cholesterol, vldl chol ratio is high. Are these related?

Yes and No: Vldl (very low density cholesterol) is made in the liver, and contains both triglycerides (tg's) and cholesterol ( more tg's than cholesterol). Ldl is made in the blood stream from vldl, and contains more cholesterol, less tg's . Both have a protein called apob on the surface, but because LDL lasts longer , there is more LDL available. Both can cause plaque in arteries if levels are too high. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is high but the ratio is good. Should I consider a statin or is it ok to do nothing? Which statin and why?

My cholesterol is high but the ratio is good.  Should I consider a statin or is it ok to do nothing?  Which statin and why?

More info needed: The use of statins (or any other medications) depends on many factors, such as family history, other medical problems, current state of health, other risk factors, etc. It also depends on your exact ratio vs. "a low ratio". Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm taking crestor (rosuvastatin) and my cholesterol readings are way below normal. My ratio is 2.1. I only take 10 mg daily. Is this okay?

I'm taking crestor (rosuvastatin) and my cholesterol readings are way below normal. My ratio is 2.1. I only take 10 mg daily. Is this okay?

Yes, as long as.....: Yes, low cholesterol levels due to Crestor (rosuvastatin) is perfectly fine, and actually preferable, as long as there are no side effects and no issues with the liver (due to the crestor (rosuvastatin).). ...Read more

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I am 26 i weigh 77.5 kgs. I have ED and so took a few tests and found that my cholesterol is 5.1( total chol ratio) is a lil high.. Is that the issue?

One of several . . .: As dr. W noted, best to keep cholesterol under control as it tends to clog arteries (oversimplified). Erectile dysfunction is more likely due to stress especially from performance anxiety in young men. Smoking doesn't help nor does excess alcohol consumption. As we age, obesity becomes more of any issue, especially when combined w/diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. Go see your doc & get healthy. ...Read more

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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

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Did a cholesterol test & i don't know how to read it & total 144, HDL 35, total/hdl ratio 4.1 is this normal, high or low & BP 120/78?

Did a cholesterol test & i don't know how to read it & total 144, HDL 35, total/hdl ratio 4.1 is this normal, high or low & BP 120/78?

Cholesterol: The levels you report are basically normal. We also usually record the HDL and LDL as these give a bit more information. In someone with minimal or no risk factors an LDL up to 120 may be ok, if risk factors present we prefer 80ish. Hdl of 35 is a bit low. ...Read more

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Tc: 211 (>200) but hdl: 34(<40) only. Please suggest diet to increase HDL but lower total cholesterol for the ratio to be lower than 4. Thnx?

Tc: 211 (>200) but hdl: 34(<40) only. Please suggest diet to increase HDL but lower total cholesterol for the ratio to be lower than 4. Thnx?

Ways to raise HDL: I don't think a cholesterol of 211 is dangerous unless your LDL particles are small & dense (which requires further testing to determine) but it is wise to raise your hdl. See http://heartdisease.About.Com/cs/cholesterol/a/raisehdl.Htm , http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease , and http://www.Spacedoc.Com/stephen_sinatra_1. ...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?

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