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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

Dr. William Cromwell
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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?

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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Am a 37 yr just got my blood worl back Total cholesterol 213 Trygly 121 Hdl 62 Ldl 127 Is this bad???

Am a 37 yr just got my blood worl back Total cholesterol 213 Trygly 121 Hdl 62 Ldl 127 Is this bad???

No: Hardening of arteries happens over time - in other words one is born with clean arteries and plaguing begins to build up at age 10 and progresses depending on ones lifestyle and/or toxic habits (high saturated fat foods, nicotine, high sweetened processed foods etc). So for 37, not knowing your specific fam history or whether u are diabetic etc, your numbers are acceptable. Keep HDL >60; LDL<130 ...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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Yes, does having a lipid panel of total cholesterol 227, HDL 76, Triglycerides 79 and LDl 135 constitute having a bad heart? Are these bad results?

Yes, does having a lipid panel of total cholesterol 227, HDL 76, Triglycerides 79 and LDl 135 constitute having a bad heart? Are these bad results?

That's pretty good.: While your LDL could afford to be a bit lower (< 100 to be really good), your HDL is really high, which is very heart-protective, and your triglycerides are in an acceptable range. Your total is high in part because your HDL is so high, which is a good thing. But again, the LDL could afford to be a bit lower. ...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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My husbands Total cholesterol is 192, His HDL Chol is 37, Triglycerides are 65, LDL Chol is 142, Non HDL Chol is 155 & chol/HDLC ratio is 5.2. BAD??

Not great...: Even though his total cholesterol is normal, his HDL is a bit low and his LDL is a bit high - these would need to be corrected. This profile does put him at risk for heart disease and stroke. ...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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2 Triglyceride: 133 Cholesterol total: 132 Cholesterol HDL: 37 Cholesterol LDL: 72 Cholesterol total/cholesterol-HDL ratio: 3.6.1 good? Ok? Bad?

2 Triglyceride: 133 Cholesterol total: 132 Cholesterol HDL: 37 Cholesterol LDL: 72 Cholesterol total/cholesterol-HDL ratio: 3.6.1 good? Ok? Bad?

Numbers are numbers: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on the patient's illnesses, bodily condition, life habits, and exercise activities. It's better to have HDL at 50 or higher. TG in the 130's is ok, but 120's might be better. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol was 155, triglycerides 70, LDL 98. All normal, but HDL was low at 38. I am on propranolol for wpw. Is this bad? Normal weight.

Very good: Men often times have low hdl... Ways to increase this is stopping smoking if you do smoke, exercise, maintaining low normal bodyweight and cutting back on fatty foods. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol 219, HDL 73, LDL 114, vldl 32, triglycerides 161. Thought I was eating good. No fried foods & not a lot of sugar. Is my lipid panel bad?

Total cholesterol 219, HDL 73, LDL 114, vldl 32, triglycerides 161. Thought I was eating good. No fried foods & not a lot of sugar. Is my lipid panel bad?

Need Particle Data: High triglyceride (tg) is often a marker for high LDL particle number (ldl-p). As tg rise ldl-p rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in "normal" LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) and low hdl-c levels despite high (ldl-p). When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, tg levels. ...Read more

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Lipid panel CHOL 257 TRIG 174 HDL 65 LDL 157. VLDL 35. .. 20 weeks pregnant. Is this bad? How can I lower and what would be my total cholesterol

Lipid panel CHOL 257 TRIG 174 HDL 65 LDL 157. VLDL 35. .. 20 weeks pregnant. Is this bad? How can I lower and what would be my total cholesterol

"Bad": Your levels are not too good, particularly with 20 weeks pregnant.
Please see your doctor for control of several blood results.
The levels will be recovered to some good extent and you should have no concern about a beautiful new baby.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Is 95 total cholesterol ok?

Is 95 total cholesterol ok?

Usually It Is: Low total cholesterol levels can be found in a variety of settings. For individuals who are not on lipid medications and are otherwise healthy this can occur due to genetically low LDL levels associated with low production of LDL particles (hypobetalipoproteinemia) or increased clearance of LDL particles. See your physician for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my total cholesterol?

Live better: Cholesterol has a genetic predisposition as well as lifestyle component. Improving your diet and exercising are key. Eat low glycemic is key b/c sugar can increase cholesterol as well. Eat good fats such as nuts in moderation, olive oil, avocados. Eat more plants, eat lean proteins, and exercise! Use more fish oil to help. ...Read more

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How much of your total cholesterol is made by the body?

80%: Only about 20% of your cholesterol is due to dietary intake. Cholesterol is necessary for building neurotransmitters, cell walls, cortisol, estrogen, testosterone and many other useful things in your body. Some people just make too much. ...Read more

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Is having a total cholesterol of 91 dangerous to my health?

Depends: If you do not have other health issues, a total cholesterol of 91 per se, is not dangerous.
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. ...Read more

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What's the highest total cholesterol number people can get?

What's the highest total cholesterol number people can get?

> 400 - 500: Although the goal is to have your total cholesterol result below 200, some people, despite their healthy eating and exercise, can carry genetics that cause total failure in their body's cholesterol manufacture or control. ...Read more

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How are cholesterol and total cholesterol values different?

None: A cholesterol profile contains several measurements, and calculations. First measurement is total cholesterol, often shortened to just "cholesterol level" also measured are triglycerides and hdl. These 3 are then used to calculate the LDL (bad cholesterol). Additional fractionations of the lipids may be done, too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: total cholesterol?

What is the definition or description of: total cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a Fat: 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 & all other fats present. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 4, 81 mmol/l - is that high and healthly?

Normal range: You total cholesterol is in the normal range. Please note that it does mean that you are not at risk of heart disease. Half the people who get heart attacks have normal cholesterol. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Is 187 good for total cholesterol or should I try to lower that?

Is 187 good for total cholesterol or should I try to lower that?

Okay but it needs to: Be looked at in the context of other lipid results. Cholesterol of 187 is normal. What are your hdl, LDL and triglyceride levels? ...Read more

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Is there a cholesterol value more helpful than total cholesterol?

HDL, TG: HDL (good cholesterol) should be >60. Triglycerides (bad cholesterol) should be <100. Consuming high amounts of carbs lowers HDL and increases TG. Consuming healthy fat, protein, and vegetables increases HDL, decreases TG. If your HDL is quite high and TG low, then do not worry about just elevated total cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cholesterol and total cholesterol?

Usually none: Most times when people talk about "cholesterol" they refer to the "total" number. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol levels is high how to reduce it through diet?

My total cholesterol levels is high how to reduce it through diet?

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

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My total cholesterol is 161. Does this mean I should do something?

Depends on other: Factors. A total cholesterol of 161 is not a cause for concern in itself. But any lab value needs to be interpreted in the total clinical context. What is your hdl, lipids, ldl, what is the family history of cardiovascular disease? Please note that half the heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. It is still important to exercise, control your weight and maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more