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Do I Need A Statin My Ldl Is 140 But My Hdl Is 110
Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more
61 yrs. M, not overweight, eat fairly well & exercise. My LDL is 116, my HDL 39, TG 118. for a total of 179. My LDL-P is 1444, do I need a statin?
I'm not sure I would: say you NEED a statin, but you might benefit from one. You have had an NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) lipid profile performed. It is that LDL-P number that suggests benefit from statins: 1444 suggests "borderline high risk". Your triglycerides aren't too bad, but your LDL could be lower (helped by statin) and HDL higher (not so much helped by statin). If lifestyle maximized, I would consider it. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Assuming that you never had a heart attack, you don't need a statin. Your LDL and HDL are really optimal. Your tryglycerides are a bit high, but exercising and decreasing intake of refined sugars and loosing weight if you are overweight should help bring those down to good levels (below 150 mg/dl). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I need a statin? Hdl 35, lipoprotein (a) 5, total cholesterol 160, triglycerides 80, ldl 110, bmi 21,dad h/a at 50 alive mom is 63 fine. Do I need?
My total cholesterol is 262; HDL 75; LDL is 131; my vhdl is 25. I had a zero score on a calcium heart scan abt six weeks ago. Do i need a statin?
Get NMR Lipoprotein: assay, always very strong correlation with plaque progression (typically starting in childhood), whereas cholesterol measurements (promoted by NIH.gov), while worrisome, correlate poorly for a huge percentage of people. Ca score does not reflect plaque presence until it is quite advanced, which you never want. Optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c (,5.0%) & SBP <120 mmHg to ? CVDs risk by >90% ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a 64 year old female with no diabetes but on blood pressure medication. My total cholesterol is 285. My LDL is 177. My HDL is 71. My triglicerides are 165. I excercise often. Do I need a statin.
L/p test on oct 25 : tc 248, LDL 173, HDL 45, tri 143. Repeat done yday -tc 223, LDL 151, HDL 43, tri 145. No statins tken yet. Shld i strt statins?
Tryg 119 hdl 49 ldl 178. Was asked to send more info on cholesterol usually around 200 statins or diet/ exercise? Usually not this high 200 normally
Yes, you're right: The numbers you submit add up to a total cholesterol of about 250 mg/dl, not 200. But usually our treatment decisions are based on LDL anyway. If, on another measurement, your LDL was 127, what we would expect with a total cholesterol of 200, lifestyle, i.e. diet and exercise, should be sufficient. However, if you have significant heart disease risk, LDL goal is <100 and meds may be needed. ...Read more
Which statin is best,have highGGT
Total Chol 6.3 mmol/l = 243.6 mg/dl
HDL 1.1 mmol/l = 42 mg/dl
LDL 3.4 mmol/l = 131 mg/dl
TYRG 3.5 mmol/l = 310 mg/dl?
Borderline situation: Your cholesterol values are borderline but your triglyceride values are clearly abnormal and need attention first. You should cut down on your food and bring your weight down into the normal range. Your triglycerides will come down if you cut down on sugar, sugary drinks and sweets with excess of sugar.That will help reduce your weight and lower your abnormal blood fats. You may not need a statins ...Read more
Can statin be used for short term(e.g. 3-6 months)?Do not want to take it long term.LDL-166,HDL-37, triglyceride-162,total-239
Help me understand: Please explain to me what, in your way of thinking, the advantage would be to control your cholesterol for 3-6 months? You state your age is 28. Do you expect a 6 month period at your age will impact your life expectancy when it matters (> age 60) ? I'm not making a case for drugs. You need a life style change to improve your lipids at your age, unless you have diabetes or known heart disease. ...Read more
How bad is this? Should i start statins? or try diet and exercises and see? im a 26 Yrs old man.
I have a good diet (veggies, no pasta/rice) & exercise, yet LDL is 151 (HDL is 66, Trig is 91). What else can I do without resorting to statins?
Not much: if you have minimized intake of animal fats. Much of the lipid abnormalities are genetic. Depending on other risk factors, such as family history of heart/vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and obesity, you would probably benefit from statins. Ask your doctor for specific advice regarding choice of med and dosage. ...Read more
Lipid profile: tc: 182; ldl: 79; hdl: 24; tgl 347; vldl; 74. Earlier: HDL 31; tgl: 220. I have been exercising, but stopped 10mg statin for 1.5 weeks.
Long term issue: Your HDL is lower than desired and triglycerides are higher than desired. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor to have started statin. You should try modifying your diet by reducing saturated fats and sugars. You need to start exercising, with increasing vigor, for at least 30 minutes/day and 5 days/week. You may wish to repeat the test after six months of following this regimen. ...Read more
My mom had a phys and recently told she should take statins base on this goo.Gl/9khxsx. Her chol is slightly high at 202 with LDL 131 HDL 45 tri 130. ?
Lipid: I see you are on antihypertensives. If you have any other risk factors for cad, i would recommend a statin in low dose. If you have no other risk factors for cad, i don't think there's good evidence for whether or not you should take a statin but again a low dose of statin wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more
Not necessarily : Whether you are prescribed statins or not are dependent on other issues. Your LDL of 122 is fine as long as you are not a post-heart attack patient. If you are a diabetic, this may also may influence your physician's decision to try statins. If you have no health issues at all, these levels appear fine. ...Read more
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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