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Does Ldl And Hdl Equal Total Cholesterol
Total cholesterol=concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma & carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ↓ing size/↑ing density: ULDL, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL. These protein particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol & ...Read more
Do you think I should be worried about high total cholesterol, but with low LDL and very high hdl?
Usually OK: However, high total cholesterol and high HDL cholesterol may mean increased absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Some of these patients may also have increased levels of LDL "particles" despite normal LDL cholesterol levels. High HDL syndromes can be confusing, and this is one case where advanced lipid/lipoprotein testing and evaluation by a lipid specialist may help. ...Read more
My total cholesterol is112, HDL is 58, ldl is 42.8, trygly is 56, vldl is 11.2 Is my cholesterol too low?
Impossible: No such thing as too low. Yours is super healthy. ...Read more
35 yr old female. Total cholesterol 226, hdl 71, ldl 141, non fasting. Should I get retested while fasting?
Your doctor's call: The LDL's a bit higher than you may want it to be. Why not make friends with some fitness buffs, hit the exercise circuit daily, and see how things are in two months? Different physicians will handle this differently. ...Read more
My total cholesterol is 91 mg/dl (hdl 42, LDL 37, tri 61) is it too low and if so how can I raise it healthfully?
Yes, dangerously low: Many docs believe cholesterol is just a bad thing that clogs arteries. Actually it is an essential component of every cell membrane & the building block for testosterone, cortisol & all steroid hormones. Low cholesterol is much more dangerous than high cholesterol, associated with increased risk of cancer, stroke, depression etc. Low cholesterol is usually a sign of liver problems. See comment:. ...Read more
Total cholesterol 164, hdl 26 low, ldl 108, trig 152. Is my hdl too low. What does that mean? Hiw can I raise it?
Is total cholesterol just HDL + LDL or is there another factor that has relevance when calculating the total cholesterol number?
Yes: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (idl), high density lipoprotein (hdl), very low density lipoprotein (vldl), and chylomicrons. Ldl-c and hdl-c do make up most of the cholesterol reported in the total cholesterol number. ...Read more
Total cholesterol 121, Tri 59, HDL 53, Real LDL 42, LDL C 56, Lp (a) is 10. Apparently the Lp (a) is high? Should I be concerned?
47 yr. Old female. Total Cholesterol 208, HDL 77, Tri. 86, LDL 114. Is this okay or do I need to alter my diet for better results?
I had a test with total Cholesterol of 3.8, hdl 0.2 and ldl 3.2. I need assistance on how to improve the hdl and lower the ldl. Thank you?
Exercise: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your total cholesterol and LDL are not a cause for concern. If you reported your hdl correctly at 0.2, that is lower than desired. Consult your doctor to start exercising and reduce intake of saturated fats. ...Read more
Total cholesterol : 236 mg/dl, LDL : 166 mg/dl and triglicarydes : 162 mg/DL. HDL : 37.How good/bad are these counts for a 28 year old boy?
Need work: Your values are not too bad, but could be much better, especially HDL should be higher. If you are overweight, lost weight. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
41 year old healthy male. Total cholesterol of 235. LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91. Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well
Depending on your family history and other risk factors you may need medical treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered these tests.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my total cholesterol is112, hdl is 58, ldl is 42.8, trygly is 56, vldl is 11.2 do I need to be concerned because my cholesterol is low?
No: Enjoy life!! These are great numbers.Get a more detailed answer ›
My triglycerides is 49.9, HDL is 72, my LDL is 135.21 and my total cholesterol is 217.19. Is this ok?
Slightly: We like for total cholesterol be be less than 200 so that is somewhat high. However, your good cholesterol the HDL is high and this is good, over 60 is excellent. The LDL should be less than 130 unless you are diabetic or have heart disease in which case it should be less than 100. Triglycerides are normal. If you have diabetes or heart disease you probably need medicine, otherwise diet/exercise. ...Read more
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
Total cholesterol 251, triglcerides 541, LDL 129, hdl 37. how do I improve these, 49 year old male?
Find and Fix Causes: Both genetic and acquired conditions cause riglyceride (TG) elevations. Often, high tg occurs with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low "good" cholesterol (hdl-c), and increased waist size. Most people with high tg also have high LDL particle number with mildly abnormal LDL cholesterol. In these settings risk of heart disease is high. Also, TG > 500 can cause pancreatitis. See your doctor. ...Read more
My HDL is 70 my trygiside is 70 my total cholesterol is168 my LDL 1s 100 do I need to take statin?
Nope: You're doing great!Get a more detailed answer ›
Am a 37 yr just got my blood worl back Total cholesterol 213 Trygly 121 Hdl 62 Ldl 127 Is this bad???
No: Hardening of arteries happens over time - in other words one is born with clean arteries and plaguing begins to build up at age 10 and progresses depending on ones lifestyle and/or toxic habits (high saturated fat foods, nicotine, high sweetened processed foods etc). So for 37, not knowing your specific fam history or whether u are diabetic etc, your numbers are acceptable. Keep HDL >60; LDL<130 ...Read more
I am 30 years old female. My total cholesterol is 227 trigl 178, HDL 31, LDL 160.4 how bad is my result?
My husband blood results shows total cholesterol -220, HDL -40, LDL -154 is this counts normal for age 28?
No, Probably VeryBad: Bad values any age. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell & not best test, promoted because cheaper. Ldl particles are the primary driver of atherosclerosis; large-hdl can help prevent/regress. Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. ...Read more
I have a total cholesterol of 223 but my specific #s are ie, LDL = 118. Hdl= 82 and triglcerides = 117. How do I interpret this?
High HDL Cholesterol: High HDL cholesterol predicts improved outcomes for populations of patients, less heart attacks and strokes. However, for individuals, this predictive value is less robust. Some people believe that very high HDL cholesterol may loose it's protective function (dysfunctional hdl). There are no commercially available tests for this. Bottom line is numbers are one part of the equation only. ...Read more
41 yr old male 6'3"' 250 lbs, total cholesterol 196' HDL very good, LDL very good. BP is 118/72. Huge anxiety. Can you rule out MI win certainty?
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