Top
10
Doctor insights on: Do I Need A Statin My Ldl Is 140 But My Hdl Is 110

Share
1

1
Do I need a statin? My LDL is 140 but my HDL is 110.

Do I need a statin? My LDL is 140 but my HDL is 110.

Depends: An HDL of 110 is higher than usual. You may wish to have the test repeated to make sure the values are right. It is usually not a good idea to treat lab results. Your doctor needs to look at risk factors for heart disease before prescribing statin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Statins (Definition)

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


2

2
Total col. 226, HDL 56, ldl 151, ratio ldl/HDL 2.70. Do I need a statin?

Total col. 226, HDL 56, ldl 151, ratio ldl/HDL 2.70. Do I need a statin?

Not really: your ldls are considered bordeline. Unless you have had a heart attack or stroke, I would just try and follow a diet low in saturated fatty acids such as animal fats. Follow one that is high in unsturated such as nuts, avacados, olive oils. and don't smoke ...Read more

3

3
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?

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

4

4
My cholesterol is 220, my LDL 80, HDL 80, triglyderides 175 . Do I need a statin?

My cholesterol is 220, my LDL 80, HDL 80, triglyderides 175  .  Do I need a statin?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
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?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Hdl 67 LDL 144. Do i need statins?

Hdl 67 LDL 144. Do i need statins?

statins: The indications for statins are not as simple as blood test values. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors and whether statins are indicated for you. ...Read more

10

10
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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
510 doctors shared insights

Hdl (Definition)

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


Dr. William Cromwell
545 doctors shared insights

Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more