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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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If my HDL is low what can I do to help bring it up?

If my HDL is low what can I do to help bring it up?

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. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL. ...Read more

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I am worried that my HDL is low 35 & is it normal, slight low, or very low please help?

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Low end of normal: 35 would be just about the low end of normal. That is more important to know is what your LDL level is. ...Read more

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Rechecked cholesterol 6 months later and LDL has gone down. But my HDL is low and has gone down raising my risk. I eat good and excercise what else?

Rechecked  cholesterol 6 months later and LDL has gone down. But my HDL is low and has gone down raising my risk. I eat good and excercise what else?

LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol never been correct issue; made by every animal cell, fundamental to animal movement. Promoted because ?$ to measure. Correct issue: measured LDL & HDL particle concentrations. Best foods to improve values usually minimally processed hf/lc. Get NMR particle test & study big fat lies, mcgovern's report. Science for smart people, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, dietdoctor, my answers. ...Read more

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Cholesterol is 184, triglycrides is 108, HDL 37 and LDL 125. Should i be worried? i know my HDL is low. im a 22 year old male

Cholesterol is 184, triglycrides is 108, HDL 37 and LDL 125. Should i be worried? i know my HDL is low. im a 22 year old male

Depends: The interpretation of a lipid panel differs from patient to patient. All of the above levels are acceptable in a person with no medical problems. Patient with health issues such as heart disease and diabetes are encouraged to have lower LDL levels. If you have no other health problems then rest assured! ...Read more

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30y/o F w/ HDL of 38, LDL 91, triglyceride 115 & total cholesterol of 152. Dr said it was normal but the lab report said my HDL is low. I'm confused! ?

30y/o F w/ HDL of 38, LDL 91, triglyceride 115 & total cholesterol of 152. Dr said it was normal but the lab report said my HDL is low. I'm confused! ?

Both R true: Your HDL is technically just a bit "low" but your total cholesterol, LDL and TGs are normal - hence both statements are true! From your doctor's perspective, your HDL isn't abnormal enough to justify treatment even if we had an effective drug (we don't). Daily exercise is a healthy lifestyle and it raises HDL so it's definitely recommended. Beyond that, forget it. It's an inherited characteristic. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of high triglycerides and low hdl?

What are the causes of high triglycerides and low hdl?

Sweets & alcohol: Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (which our body process as a type of sugar). Avoid sweets, especially those in liquid form, control diabetes (if you have it), limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day at most. Exercise at least 5 days a week, keep a healthy weight. ...Read more

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My bloodwork is great but my HDL is 4ptsthe low?

My bloodwork is great but my HDL is 4ptsthe low?

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. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL. ...Read more

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