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How To Calculate Percent Reduction In Ldl Cholesterol
Not easily: The LDL and HDL ratio is not routinely advised. A better calculation is perhaps cholesterol minus hdl-c or non-hdl-c. In many instances this number should not exceed 30 beyond your ldl-c goal which is based on your own risk. If your ldl-c goal is 70 then non-hdl goal is 100 or less. The triglyceride/hdl ratio may be predictive of risk as well as diabetes. Some believe it should be less than 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My lab report saystotal cholesterol 194HDL 32.9LDL 138.9 .is this a major risk?what is the risk in this?how can i increase HDL and decrease LDL?
Relatively high risk: Hi. That's a relatively low HDL, high LDL, and high non-HDL (LDL + VLDL, dominated in your case by the LDL). What is your family history of heart attack and stroke? Are you diabetic? Do you smoke? Live healthily, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and obviously don't smoke. It is easy to justify a statin in a case like yours. The low HDL is tough to treat and I figure your triglycerides are ~150 ...Read more
My test results Jan 2016 (Non HDL cholesterol 162) (HDL ratio 3.8%)(cholesterol in LDL 147)(triglycerides 76)(cholesterol in HDL 58) When to recheck? What should I do for more ideal numbers?
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 LDL is higher than desired. You should reduce intake of saturated fat and exercise, about 150 minutes/week. You may recheck in a year or so. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
CHD risk: The following two websites will help you in assessing your cardiac disease risk. The risk depends on multiple factors, not just ldl. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hd/atrisk.htmlhttp://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp?usertype=prof. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual over 100: Hdl cholesterol (hdl-c) levels over 100 are vary uncommon. In general, high hdl-c may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good start: Low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. Read up. Don't expect any miracles. It may or may not help. You'll be doing yourself an even bigger favor if you get back into an exercise-focused lifestyle like you enjoyed so much as a teen. Cholesterol is largely genetic and if you need medication, don't hesitate. Get a few opinions, including from an evidence-based holist if one's available. ...Read more
LDL and HDL: In general high LDL cholesterol is associated w/ higher risk of heart & artery disease, while high HDL is generally protective. Genetics is a major determinant of what your levels will be; diet has some influence. Treatments include diet, exercise, & drugs including statins, fibrates, binding resins, & recently some fancy biologic drugs. Medical guidelines on who/how to treat are now very detailed ...Read more
Total cholesterol 235..HDL 73..LDL 151..VLDL 13mg.Trigly 66. Weight 123 5'4. My chol/HDL is 3.2.Why would LDL be so high? I eat healthy. How to lower?
1.0 gm protein/kg: The only essential need is for protein of about 1.0 gm for each kg of weight. There is no need to take cholesterol and saturated fats. A mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and low fat milk products will be sufficient. To maintain healthy weight, control the caloric intake and exercise 30 minute/day. Consult this site for more info. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
For total cholesterol 275, ldl-177, hdl-40, triglycerides-190, what should be the ideal dose of statin ?
I say ZERO: Most docs disagree, but the ideal dose is zero. Statins have never been shown to extend life by even a day & can cause serious side effects. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ & http://www.Spacedoc.Com/cholesterol_articles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: While HDL levels are determined by heredity, one can increase HDL by engaging in consistent, vigorous, exercise on a regular basis. Some medications help in raising HDL but do not have positive effects on health through drugs. Alcohol also increases HDL but is not recommended. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/managingcholesterol/htm/index.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HF/LC ↓BodyFat &Meds: Low fat theory by ancel keys; long promoted; opposite evidence. ? & efficient body fat is healthy. Ldl & HDL are complex particles, 80-100 proteins/particle: transport all fat molecules in h20 outside cells. Each LDL particle carries thousands of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid & other fat molecules. Cholesterol often misleading, get NMR particle test. Statins?ldl niacin?hdl, carbs?ldl?hdl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Without knowing: Specifics of the reason your asking, lets start with the basics. Lifestyle modifications to include increase in exercise and healthy diet is key. If not controlled after a trial of this improvement, you doctor may prescribe medication depending on your family history. As far as hemoglobin, you will need further testing to find the reason why your count is low. Msg me if you have more ?'s. ...Read more
Seriously sick: Exercise is the key to improving your vascular health if your HDL turns up low. The cause of your anemia needs to be found and addressed. If you are a vegetarian and you do not supplement, you will ruin your health. Iron deficiency will disable you, and anemia due to B12 deficiency is often late, with the brain damage having already begun. A competent physician or dietician can tel you what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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