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How Can You Know If You Need To Lower Your Ldl Cholesterol
Blood test: By doing a blood test to check for cholesterol level, if you have a high cholestrol you should start finding ways to lower it either by life style modification alone or combined with meds and this decision will be made when you discuss the test results with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My Dr. feels at 241 I don't need to lower my cholesterol cause my ratios are all good my LDL is near optimal at 128 and my HDL is 104 anyone agree?
He may be right,,,: A very high HDL like you've got is a great protector against heart disease. The LDL isn't high and is in a good range. Many others with this finding around the world have total chol. Over 200 with high HDLs at or approaching 100 and they very rarely if ever have heart disease so unless there are other issues like diabetes or high blood pressure this, by itself is highly unlikely to be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a test with total Cholesterol of 3.8, hdl 0.2 and ldl 3.2. I need assistance on how to improve the hdl and lower the ldl.
Exercise: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your total cholesterol and LDL are not a cause for concern. If you reported your hdl correctly at 0.2, that is lower than desired. Consult your doctor to start exercising and reduce intake of saturated fats. ...Read more
Confused my MD told me I need to lower my cholesterol. My ND told me that my cholesterol looks great and my HDL at 104 was awesome. Total 241 LDL 128?
Numbers are good : But not perfect. Total cholesterol goal is below 200. HDL goal above 60. And LDL below 100. Your HDL. Is great. LDL. Descent. And total is a little skewed because the HDL is so good. I would continue what you have been doing Overall the numbers are good. Just some fine tuning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Total cholesterol 208. Hdl 36. Triglycerides 118. Ldl 148. I know I have to lower the bad but overall it's there any concern?
Hypercholesterolemia: Your total cholesterol is on the high side, and your HDL (the "good" cholesterol) is a bit low. Your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and kidney damage will also depend on other risk factors and family history, but you can lower your risk with diet and exercise, and if your levels remain high, ask your doctor if a statin would help. ...Read more
Eat better: Ldl, your bad cholesterol is affected by genetics and diet. You can improve your diet by becoming more plant based since animal fat can increase LDL as well as sugar!. So try to get 5-7 veggies/fruits per day, eat lean protein only with no skin (grilled, baked or broiled), decrease dairy since that is also animal fat, and stop all processed and refined sugar. It can increase your LDL by 25%! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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