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Is HDL 34 very low?

Moderately low: Target HDL for most is >40, but should be >45 in high risk patients. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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Triglycerides 165 HDL 34, what is my risk?

Triglycerides 165 HDL 34, what is my risk?

Increased: Triglycerides that are high and HDL that is low are markers for increased risk of heart disease. I assume that these are fasting levels because non-fasting levels are inaccurate. Even though these numbers show increased risks, you can reverse your risk and improve the numbers. Regular exercise, decreased fats in diet, weight loss if needed and omega-3-fatty acids can all help. ...Read more

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My cholesterol numbers are great except HDL(34). I eat very healthy foods and exercise over 30 min. 5x /week, and don't smoke. What else can I do?

My cholesterol numbers are great except HDL(34).  I eat very healthy foods and exercise over 30 min. 5x /week, and don't smoke.  What else can I do?

Your genes: Hi. Low HDL often correlates with high triglycerides (= hi VLDL). Are your triglycerides hi? It would seem unlikely based on your lifestyle. If they're not hi, you just have a genetic low HDL, and there's nothing you can do for that outside of what you're already doing. :-( Healthy lifestyle helps everything. Keep it up. To your health! ...Read more

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Tc: 211 (>200) but hdl: 34(<40) only. Please suggest diet to increase HDL but lower total cholesterol for the ratio to be lower than 4. Thnx?

Tc: 211 (>200) but hdl: 34(<40) only. Please suggest diet to increase HDL but lower total cholesterol for the ratio to be lower than 4. Thnx?

Ways to raise HDL: I don't think a cholesterol of 211 is dangerous unless your LDL particles are small & dense (which requires further testing to determine) but it is wise to raise your hdl. See http://heartdisease.About.Com/cs/cholesterol/a/raisehdl.Htm , http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease , and http://www.Spacedoc.Com/stephen_sinatra_1. ...Read more

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HDL 34, total cholestelrol 160, triglyceroides 75, lp(a) is 5, non HDL cholesterol 131 and LDL 115. How are these numbers?

HDL 34, total cholestelrol 160, triglyceroides 75, lp(a) is 5, non HDL cholesterol 131 and LDL 115. How are these numbers?

Not great: Hi. You have good triglycerides and Lp(a). But you have an isolated low HDL (i.e., not associated with hi triglycerides) and a higher than goal LDL. Your non-HDL is actually 126 if your tot. cool. and HDL are correct as stated. Your low HDL is not a treatment target. Do you have a family history of premature atherosclerotic disease? Eat healthily and exercise regularly, and DON'T SMOKE! Good luck! ...Read more

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AGE 38.CHOLESTROL LEVEL. TC-251mg/dl.HDL-34.LDL-187.TRI G-376. TC/HDL RATIO-7.3.LDL/HDL RATIO-5.5 VLDL-75.24.NON HDL-216.84. Is it high risk?remedypls

AGE 38.CHOLESTROL LEVEL. TC-251mg/dl.HDL-34.LDL-187.TRI G-376. TC/HDL RATIO-7.3.LDL/HDL RATIO-5.5 VLDL-75.24.NON HDL-216.84. Is it high risk?remedypls

Yes, meds+lifestyle: What is your BMI? Have you gained weight? This may affect your numbers and suggests a remedy as well. In addition to lipid medications, you need to be screened for type 2 diabetes and fatty liver. Beginning a proper diet and exercise program and losing weight weight will help as well. If you smoke, get help to quit. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is low at 99. My LDL and HDL are also both low. HDL 34.6. LDL 46. Triglycerides 86. Should I be concerned?

My cholesterol is low at 99. My LDL and HDL are also both low. HDL 34.6. LDL 46. Triglycerides 86. Should I be concerned?

No. Low LDL is good.: Try raising HDL. Look for foods with monounsaturated fats (olive oil, etc.). Read up on such foods on nutrition websites. Avoiding sugars and simple starches should help raise HDL (good cholesterol). Fruits have a lot of sugar, and most breads are simple starches. Protein such as chicken breast, pork loin (whiter meat), and tofu can be eaten instead of carbs. Exercising will also raise the HDL. ...Read more

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34 male Chol 233, HDL 34. No fam history non smoker. 22 BMI. Can I bring cholesterol without medication? Have started 30 min brisk walk daily.

34 male Chol 233, HDL 34. No fam history non smoker. 22 BMI. Can I bring cholesterol without medication? Have started 30 min brisk walk daily.

Yes!: lifestyle changes including exercising, even walking 10,000 steps/ day (consider buying a pedometer) + a Mediterranean diet (rich in fish, vegetables, nuts, etc) ought to be first maneuver and recheck fasting lipids 6-9 months later to be sure trending in correct direction. Medicines later if still needed.... ...Read more

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Male 49 yrs. LDL chole 180,Triglyer 113, HDL 34 Uric acid 6. checked 3 month back.After that daily walk 30 min. already veg diet.advise retest when?

Male  49 yrs. LDL chole 180,Triglyer 113, HDL 34 Uric acid 6. checked  3 month back.After that daily walk 30 min. already veg diet.advise retest when?

Increased LDL RX: LDL cholesterol is considered the bad cholesterol. It is associated with atherosclerosis of blood vessels especially of the heart. HDL is considered good cholesterol and protects you from the effects of high LDL cholesterol. Your LDL is high and HDL low which is bad. You probably need to be on a statin drug to lower the LDL. Exercise will increase the HDL. See your doctor. ...Read more