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Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are HDL 35 Mg/dl LDL 103Mg/dl Albumin (+) (traces in urine) Are they related in some way please help?

Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are
HDL 35 Mg/dl
LDL  103Mg/dl
Albumin (+) (traces in urine)
Are they related in some way please help?

No: The results of cholesterol in the blood have no relation with the urine results. HDL is borderline low and LDL is slightly high, depending on the reference ranges of the lab you used. Also you did not mention how high the total cholesterol is, and if there is family history of heart disease. Trace albumin in the urine is commonly seen, not significantmay need repeat if your doctor is concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL related to the risk of heart disease?

How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL related to the risk of heart disease?

Correlative: The LDL is like the trash bags that are left on the street weekly by the households. The more that are placed the narrower the street. Hdl is the garbage truck that scavenges the LDL (trash) deposits. The more the HDL the lower the plaque burden. The more the LDL the higher the plaque burden. ...Read more

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In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol has multiple components. The high density component is called 'good' and the low density component is called 'bad'. This is because high levels of HDL are somewhat associated with less vascular disease and high levels of LDL are associated with worse vascular disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are ldl, hdl, and cholesterol related to heart disease?

Can you tell me how are ldl, hdl, and cholesterol related to heart disease?

HDL good, LDL bad: High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) is protective and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (ldl) is a risk factor for heart disease. Total cholesterol is more or less a sum of these two values plus a contribution from triglycerides. See this site for more info. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/diagnostics-testing/laboratory-tests/lipid-blood-tests.aspx. ...Read more

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My blood examination is as follow: tg:245 chol:237 ldl:138 hdl:46. Whether I have heart disease?

My blood examination is as follow: tg:245 chol:237 ldl:138 hdl:46. Whether I have heart disease?

High, but...: Those results do mean you have high lipid levels in your blood, and do put you at risk for heart disease. But. You're young. And you can improve this. Cut out alcohol and cut down on sugars and refined carbs, and, increase your exercise levels, and you will lower your tg, raise your hdl, and improve your chances. ...Read more

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24 y/o female. 130 pds. Bp always 100/60. No heart disease. Total CHL 226. HDL 65 LDL 150. Told to change diet, exercise more. Is that concerning?

24 y/o female. 130 pds. Bp always 100/60. No heart disease. Total CHL 226. HDL 65 LDL 150. Told to change diet, exercise more. Is that concerning?

No: its not "concerning" at all...and the advice to change diet is to reduce your cholesterol/fat intake ( The "trend" is for lower and lower LDL and TOTAL Cholesterol levels! Ask your Health Care Provider for a GOAL..just to say "change diet" is NOT enough info The trend is also for patients to achieve higher and higher HDL levels (using EXERCISE to obtain this is a good idea for HEART CONDITIONING! ...Read more

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How are levels of HDL and LDL linked to heart disease?

How are levels of HDL and LDL linked to heart disease?

Lipids: In general HDL helps keep fatty deposits from forming in blood vessels and LDL helps form fatty deposits in blood vessels. Blocked heart blood vessels by fatty deposits and their evolution cause heart disease. ...Read more

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How could HDL and LDL lead to coronary heart disease?

How could HDL and LDL lead to coronary heart disease?

Atherogenic: High LDL and low HDL both promote the development and progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which is the cause of blocked arteries in chd. ...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


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