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What to do if I have low cholesterol, 128 mg/dl compared to a healthy range of 160 mg/dl to 199 mg/dl. how can I raise my total cholesterol?

What to do if I have low cholesterol, 128 mg/dl compared to a healthy range of 160 mg/dl to 199 mg/dl. how can I raise my total cholesterol?

Celebrate!: You seem to have been dealt a pretty good card by your parents. If your HDL is above 40 then your LDL and TRIG must be very low. This is protective against heart disease, stroke and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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Total Cholesterol (Definition)

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


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My 14 year old brother did some blood tests and the total cholesterol came to be 115 l, which according to the chart is out of range. Is this bad?

No: This is just below the low end of normal for age & not a problem. There are a lot of middle aged folks out there that would love to have that level. Having a high level is where we get worried. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol, ldl, hdl, triglycerides & glucose are in normal range but lipoprotein lpa is 90.83, range should be less then 30 should I be worried?

My total cholesterol, ldl, hdl, triglycerides & glucose are in normal range but lipoprotein lpa is 90.83, range should be less then 30 should I be worried?

Fix cause or niacin: Lipoprotein (a), [Lp(a)], is an LDL particle with an extra protein, apolipoprotein (a), attached to it. Increased Lp(a) is most commonly inherited. Other causes include hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, and increased trans fat intake. If one of these problems is present it should be treated. High Lp(a) does increase cardiovascular risk. Niacin can lower Lp(a) but has adverse effects. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old. Recently became overweight. I got a blood test done showing I have a tryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267. I am afraid because my father has diabetes and mother has lupus. My glucose was 83, in range. I also have

I am 27 years old. Recently became overweight. I got a blood test done showing I have a tryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267. I am afraid because my father has diabetes and mother has lupus. My glucose was 83, in range. I also have

Incomplete: Your question is incomplete , if you are overweight, diet and exercise is a good way to start a healthy lifestyle. Have your doctor check your thyroid and start monitoring your a1c. If the weight is so sudden , have your primary physician check for signs of pcos, really common in young woman. ...Read more

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Is 95 total cholesterol ok?

Is 95 total cholesterol  ok?

Usually It Is: Low total cholesterol levels can be found in a variety of settings. For individuals who are not on lipid medications and are otherwise healthy this can occur due to genetically low LDL levels associated with low production of LDL particles (hypobetalipoproteinemia) or increased clearance of LDL particles. See your physician for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is 187 good for total cholesterol or should I try to lower that?

Is 187 good for  total cholesterol or should I try to lower that?

Okay but it needs to: Be looked at in the context of other lipid results. Cholesterol of 187 is normal. What are your hdl, LDL and triglyceride levels? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: total cholesterol?

What is the definition or description of: total cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a Fat: 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. All of these particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol ; all other fats present. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 4,81 mmol/l - is that high and healthly?

Normal range: You total cholesterol is in the normal range. Please note that it does mean that you are not at risk of heart disease. Half the people who get heart attacks have normal cholesterol. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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