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Is total cholesterol of 206 bad?

Is total cholesterol of 206 bad?

Not necessarily: It depends on how your total cholesterol is made up. The HDL portion is considered more protective, and the LDL portion is considered more atherogenic (more likely to cause cholesterol buildup in the arteries). If your total has a high HDL and a low ldl, the overall general pattern is considered more healthful than a high LDL and low HDL pattern. Read more

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Total Cholesterol (Definition)

Total cholesterol=concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma & carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ↓ing size/↑ing density: ULDL, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL. These protein particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol & ...Read more


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Total cholesterol is 211. Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol 111. What can I do to get my bad cholesterol down?

Total cholesterol is 211. Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol 111. What can I do to get my bad cholesterol down?

Might do you harm!: With a HDL of 85 I see no benefit to lowering your ldl. Low cholesterol can be as hazardous as high cholesterol. The role of cholesterol in heart disease is overestimated. 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/. Read more

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I am 28 years old my height is 5'4 inches and weight is 54 kgs. My total cholesterol is 286 and LDL is 233 how bad is my result?

I am 28 years old my height is 5'4 inches and weight is 54 kgs. My total cholesterol is 286 and LDL is 233 how bad is my result?

Cardiac Risk?: Overall, your numbers are higher than desired. Your total and bad LDL are high. There are risk calculators that can "predict" your risk for heart disease in 10 years. Use the following link and plug in your numbers to get your risk (need BP and hdl). Start exercising and eating healthy, and make regular dr. Appointments. Best wishes. Http://cvdrisk. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/. Read more

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Had a physical and it came back with these high number 217 total Cholesterol, 5.7 Cholestrol/HDL ratio and 288 Triglyerides is this bad?

Had a physical and it came back with these high number 217 total Cholesterol, 5.7 Cholestrol/HDL ratio and 288 Triglyerides is this bad?

Could be better: 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, it would better if both cholesterol and triglycerides were lower. If you are overweight, try to lose weight, not easy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Read more

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Total cholesterol : 236 mg/dl, LDL : 166 mg/dl and triglicarydes : 162 mg/DL. HDL : 37.How good/bad are these counts for a 28 year old boy?

Need work: Your values are not too bad, but could be much better, especially HDL should be higher. If you are overweight, lost weight. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Read more

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My bad cholesterol is 171. my total cholesterol is 235. my triglycerides are ok. I am 45 yrs old. How can I get this down without taking meds? .

My bad cholesterol is 171. my total cholesterol is 235. my triglycerides are ok. I am 45 yrs old. How can I get this down without taking meds? .

Big picture: Despite all the talk, cholesterol levels are mostly genetic and if your physician and maybe a second opinion agree a statin or something is in order, take advantage of living in the 21st century. If you feel you need a "natural" remedy, there's a red rice yeast that contains lovastatin. I trust you're eating sensibly and exercising and I'm glad to see you're managing your hyupertension. Read more

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Man 50 years total cholesterol 220 hdl 31 ldl161 triglycerides 144 is it very bad? Should we consider total cholesterol or total vs hdl which is 7.1

Man 50 years total cholesterol 220 hdl 31 ldl161 triglycerides 144 is it very bad? Should we consider total cholesterol or total vs hdl which is 7.1

Need intervention: Your LDL, bad cholesterol is high and HDL, good cholesterol is low. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation and discuss your options, that my include, diet modification, exercise, and drug treatment. Read more

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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

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I was NOT fasting, total cholesterol 269, triglycerides 296, ldl 157 and hdl 53. I know this is bad should I repeat fasting?

Do more: You should try to lose weight, exercise and then repeat the test in fasting state. 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. 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. Read more

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If my total cholesterol is 241, triglycerides 303, HDL 44, LDL 136.4, vldl 60.6, total ch:hdl ch5.5, ldl:hdl 3.1 is it too bad? What should I do?

High cholesterol: Go to http://hp2010.Nhlbihin. Net/atpiii/calculator. Asp to calculate your risk for a heart attack over the next 10 years. <10% is low risk while >20% is high risk. If latter, goal LDL is <100mg/dl. If former, goal LDL is <160mg/dl. Focus on that 1st. Use nutrition & exercise to trim your waist which will lower triglycerides (<150) & raise hdl. Also need to lower (optimize) blood pressure & sugars. Read more

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My 14 year old brother did some blood tests and the total cholesterol came to be 115 l, which according to the chart is out of range. Is this bad?

No: This is just below the low end of normal for age & not a problem. There are a lot of middle aged folks out there that would love to have that level. Having a high level is where we get worried. Read more

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How bad is my cholesterol I'm 31 yrs old weight 196. Total cholesterol 248. HDL 63. LDL 163 Triglycerides 109.. How can I lower it?? Plz help

How bad is my cholesterol I'm 31 yrs old weight 196. Total cholesterol 248. HDL 63. LDL 163 Triglycerides 109.. How can I lower it?? Plz help

Pretty high: You have an especially excellent HDL which mitigates the high LDL to a large degree. 130 would be normal. 100 would be excellent. Diet is all that's recommended in your age group, unless you have diabetes. Weight loss is the key. Use a plant based diet (vegetarian like - not strict). You don't have to achieve ideal body weight - the process of losing weight will itself lower the LDL. Read more

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I'm 34 f and in 1 yr my total cholesterol rose from 176 to 195, triglycerides went from 40 to 96. No change in diet numbers were fasting. Is this bad?

I'm 34 f and in 1 yr my total cholesterol rose from 176 to 195, triglycerides went from 40 to 96. No change in diet numbers were fasting. Is this bad?

Cholesterol: The numbers which you are sharing with us all fall within a normal range. More important is the breakdown of the good HDL cholesterol and bad LDL cholesterol rather than the total. What really defines the significance of a lipid profile are other associated risks for cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking or family history of premature coronary disease. Read more

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Hello, Recently I have got Triglycerides upto 213, total cholesterol 204 found in non fasting test results done within my company. I am a lacto-vegeterian and wanted to know what can be the cause for this. I have no bad habits like drinking, smoking?

Fasting or not?: It is surprising to me that several physicians have jumped on the "nonfasting" part of this question and indicated that nothing could be concluded without a fasting test. A number of studies have indicated that nonfasting lipid results are quite valid for screening and predicting atherosclerotic risk. Http://www. Medpagetoday. Com/Cardiology/Prevention/46739 Read more

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Laboratory results are: total cholesterol 199 mg/dl HDL 54 mg/dl and LDL 126.7 mg/dl. I'm 26. Is this ok? If not, how bad is it?

Laboratory results are: total cholesterol 199 mg/dl HDL 54 mg/dl and LDL 126.7 mg/dl. I'm 26. Is this ok? If not, how bad is it?

NOT BAD @ all: Total cholesterol=199 (goal <200) HDL (good cholesterol) =54 (goal >40) LDL (bad cholesterol)=127 (goal <130). So your numbers are not bad! Just continue to exercise, eat low fat diet, don't smoke enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Read more

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