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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

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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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TC:192 TG:93 HDL:34 LDL:139 VLDL:18.7 Blood Suger 85, pressure 80/120, height 5'8" weight 175lb, male, 42Y, no smoke/alchohol Do I need medication?

TC:192 TG:93 HDL:34 LDL:139 VLDL:18.7 Blood Suger 85, pressure  80/120, height 5'8" weight 175lb, male, 42Y, no smoke/alchohol Do I need medication?

Exercise: The best medication for you is exercise. Your HDL is on the low size and LDL is slightly on the high side. You can take care of both with exercise. 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. ...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

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My recent blood work highlighted triglycerides 190 mg/dl; total cholesterol 233 mg/dl; HDL 34 mg/dl; LDL 161 mg/dl. Any suggestions?

My recent blood work highlighted triglycerides 190 mg/dl; total cholesterol 233 mg/dl; HDL 34 mg/dl; LDL 161 mg/dl. Any suggestions?

Excercise and diet : Your cholesterol a are high. If you have no other medical problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, you may start exercise and diet to low the cholesterol. If those still can not low down your levels, you may need medication. ...Read more

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My LDL 167 HDL 34 , 25 year old male smoke less than half a pack of cigarettes a day , normal blood pressure, non diabetic do I need statins?

My LDL 167 HDL  34 , 25 year old male smoke less than half a pack of cigarettes a day , normal blood pressure, non diabetic do I need statins?

Lifestyle Changes: I'm sure this is not news to you, but especially at your age you must consider lifestyle changes first. Watch the documentary, "forks over knives." it's available on netflix, itunes, amazon video, etc. Exercise is important, but smoking and nutrition are crucial. If you don't stop smoking and start eating right, statins may lower your numbers some, but they will absolutely not keep you safe. ...Read more

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36 yo F 160lbs HDL 34 LDL 58 total 107 Trigly 76 hs-CRP 5.6 DHEA 335 w/o PCOS. NS, active, no T2DM, but chronic high stress How vital see a doctor?

36 yo F 160lbs HDL 34 LDL 58 total 107 Trigly 76 hs-CRP 5.6 DHEA 335 w/o PCOS. NS, active, no T2DM, but chronic high stress How vital see a doctor?

Lipids: Your hdl is low but so are the other lipids. Your dhea level is ok. Because of you're being overweight, I recommend an evaluation by a dietician at your local hospital. Your ideal weight will be determined, your current eating habits critiqued and the desired amount of daily calorie intake depending upon your level of daily activity and physical exertion. You will be given a proper diet for you. ...Read more

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Dad heart attack at 50, I am 26 had a Ct angio at 23 with a score of 0, l.p.(a) 5, HDL 34, LDL 116, total cholesterol 165, triglycerides 75 ? Good?

Dad heart attack at 50, I am 26 had a Ct angio at 23 with a score of 0, l.p.(a) 5, HDL 34, LDL 116, total cholesterol 165, triglycerides 75 ? Good?

+ family history: Hi. You have a family history of premature coronary disease, a substantial risk factor. You CT angio is great, as are your Lp(a) and triglycerides. Your HDL is low, and without high triglycerides, not a good target for treatment. Your LDL is above goal, and EASILY treatable (the only treatable target). Do you know what your dad's lipids are/were? I trust you don't smoke. ...Read more

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Ct angio score 0, dad heart attack at 50, stress echonormal, BMI 21, hdl 34, lipoprotein A 5, ldl 115, triglyceride 75, help please? What to do???????

Ct angio score 0, dad heart attack at 50, stress echonormal, BMI 21, hdl 34, lipoprotein A 5, ldl 115, triglyceride 75, help please? What to do???????

Optimise your lipids: AT your young age of 26, if CT angio score is 0, that bodes well for you, it means you have no significant visible calcified plaque in coronary arteries. Having said that, atheroslerosis leading to heart disease is a cumulative process, so very important that you modify your risk factors through lifestyle changes: raise HDL >45 atleast. Exercise regularly (even walk 30 min daily), eat salmon, av ...Read more

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Report: cholesterol total-188 mg% chol hdl-direct-34 mg% triglycerides-262 mg% ldl chol-102 mg% vldl chol-52.36 mg% what does it suggest?

Report:  
cholesterol total-188 mg% 
chol hdl-direct-34 mg% 
triglycerides-262 mg% 
ldl chol-102 mg% 
vldl chol-52.36 mg%
what does it suggest?

Dec carbs, exercise: Not knowing your family or medical history, the short answer is you need to exercise more and change your diet. You need a low carbohydrate diet. Stay away from foods with a high glycemic index. Avoid saturated fats. Then recheck your lipid profile and see your internist. ...Read more

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Male, age 49 yrs,LDL cholestrol 180,Triglye 113, HDL is 34 ,Uric acid 6. Vegeterion.No smoke& drinks, Sugar, BP & wt is normal. shold I need medicine?

Exercise/cut carbs: Your LDL is high and your HDL is low. At 49 you may not need medications but it would be good for you to discuss your other risks for heart disease with your doctor to help make that decision. Things you can do to improve your LDL and HDL are exercising 30 minutes to one hour every day, cutting back on carbohydrates in your diet and add the supplement red yeast rice at 1200 mg twice a day. ...Read more

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My LDL is 40-50 on 10mg lipitor (atorvastatin). My HDL is 34. I've tried everything--exercise, etc. Am i stuck w this? Fish oil? There has to be a way.

My LDL is 40-50 on 10mg lipitor (atorvastatin).  My HDL is 34.  I've tried everything--exercise, etc.  Am i stuck w this?  Fish oil? There has to be a way.

Lifestyle measures.: The best way to raise cardioprotective HDL is cardiovascular exercise. Shoot for forty or forty-five minutes daily. Supplementation with no-flush Niacin may help as well, 2000 to 3000mg daily in divided doses, although this might lower your LDL more which would be unnecessary. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL. It takes time, but be patient. ...Read more

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