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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 2 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?
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
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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