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Doctor insights on: High Ldl Low Hdl Normal Cholesterol

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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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Can arteriosclerosis be a reason to have erectile dysfunction although I have normal ldl, low hdl, and normal total cholesterol, I have hypertension?

Can arteriosclerosis be a reason to have erectile dysfunction although I have normal ldl, low hdl, and normal total cholesterol, I have hypertension?

Hypertension,,: Hypertension is a very important reason for erectile dysfunction. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is very often associated with impotence or erectile dysfunction. One of the ways it may contribute to this is by arteriosclerosis or thickening of the small arteries and arterioles in the body. It's wise to see your doctor to get the blood pressure under control for this and more important reasons. ...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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Low HDL my husband just got his bloodwork results back and our doctor wrote that his HDL levels are a bit low (41) (total cholesterol-148, triglycerides-44, and ldl-98). He is underweight for his height(150 lbs 6'4"), does not smoke and is not seditave, s

Low HDL my husband just got his bloodwork results back and our doctor wrote that his HDL levels are a bit low (41) (total cholesterol-148, triglycerides-44, and ldl-98). He is underweight for his height(150 lbs 6'4"), does not smoke and is not seditave, s

Given : Given your husband's lack of obesity, lack of smoking, and non sedentary existence, i doubt that you have much to worry about. Only if he has a strong family history of premature coronary disease would i be worried. Niacin can boost hdl. Over the counter preparations are generally not as effective as prescription preparations and are subject to the same serious side effects as the prescription drugs. Niacin is best used under the careful guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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W 30 yo. low HDL (0.85 vs 1.3 max ), high triglycerides (1,74), neutrophile (8 vs 7,5 max), normal LDL 2.15, hba1c 5.2 and fgp 4,6, TSH 2.23.no medica?

W 30 yo. low HDL (0.85 vs 1.3 max ), high triglycerides (1,74), neutrophile (8 vs 7,5 max), normal LDL 2.15, hba1c 5.2 and fgp 4,6, TSH 2.23.no medica?

Lab data: It is very difficult, if not impossible to interpret lab data in the absence of clinical information or relevance. My advice is to discuss this with the doctor who ordered these tests and not try to self-diagnose over the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Stress test is good.: Stress test is designed to detect coronary artery disease. It is not a perfect test, but very good. If you have a normal test you are very unlikely to have any significant fixed blockage of any coronary artery. Blockage is not due to high LDL or low HDL - there are associations, but causality is another story. ...Read more

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Recommended food for high tg, LDL and low HDL patients?

Recommended food for high tg, LDL and low HDL patients?

Back to basics: Thanks for your data! numbers all look pretty good. Tg is only mildly elevated and would respond best to low calorie diet with focus on reducing high glycemic index foods and fructose. Tg may come down, but I am not sure there is great benefit to that. Real focus of treatment is LDL but that is great. Eat plenty of fish. Regular aerobic exercise. Maintain healthy weight. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between high hba1c 8.19, total cholestrol 130.2, low HDL 31.6, and low LDL c?

What is the correlation between high hba1c 8.19, total cholestrol 130.2, low HDL 31.6, and low LDL c?

Diabetes Insulin LPL: Patients with diabetes, Insulin resistance and or high triglycerides often have changes in lipoprotein lipase levels, driving the exchange of triglycerides with cholesterol between vldl and LDL and hdl. This creates cholesterol depleted LDL and HDL particles, hence the measure of cholesterol in HDL and LDL is low. In addition small HDL particles are unstable and break apart, hence low levels. ...Read more

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Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl? Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control? Lots of conflicting info out there.

Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl?  Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control?  Lots of conflicting info out there.

Agreed: Yes, lots of conflicting material. Right now, it seems that high ldl, especially LDL particle number is high can be a culprit - get a more sophisticated blood test than a "calculated ldl." you can have a normal LDL at 99, but the particle number may be 1800 which is high. Hdl should be over 40, but many people genetically have them in the 20's. ...Read more

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Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl? Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control? Lots of conflicting info out there.

Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl?  Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control?  Lots of conflicting info out there.

Bottom line is: You want your HDL as high as possible and LDL as low as possible. In women, low HDL is an independent risk factor for premature heart disease regardless of ldl. So both are important. ...Read more

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Are HDL and menses linked ? Does low HDL and the right level of LDL affect menses? If HDL become normal, does menses become regular ?

Are HDL and menses linked ? Does low HDL and the right level of LDL affect menses? If HDL become normal, does menses become regular ?

HDL/LDL: Low HDL is linked to extra weight but due to lack of exercise and not one's menstrual cycle. LDL are linked to poor diet control, heavy on fat or fried foods, and are not good for general health. Increased physical activity, high protein low fat low carbohydrate diet can raise HDL and lower LDL, which is on the road to good health ! ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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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