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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

Diet, medications: Statins (prescription medications) are the most potent way to lower cholesterol quickly. Certain dietary changes can also lower cholesterol:
1.) high fiber diet
2.) low saturated and trans fat diets
3.) high monounsaturated fats (nuts, avacodo, olive oils, etc)
4.) plant sterols/stanols. ...Read more

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What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

Blood LDL Level: LDL is "low density lipoprotein", a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased LDL is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. LDL levels are estimated by cholesterol (LDL-C). Because the cholesterol carried in LDL particles is highly variable many doctors prefer to use LDL particle number (LDL-P) to manage LDL related risk ...Read more

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Could you have a LDL (bad) cholesterol that is too low?

Could you have a LDL (bad) cholesterol that is too low?

Not really: Very low LDL cholesterol levels (less than 40) can occur genetically (hypobetalipoproteinemia), in which case such low values are present from birth, or in response to medical therapies. In both settings individuals have normal development, sexual function, and show no specific adverse effects. Low levels are sometimes noted due to severe illness (cancer, etc), but that is a different issue. ...Read more

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Female age 20, cholesterol is 4.80 mmol/l. Hdl 1.33mmol/l and LDL 3.14 mmol/l is that bad?

Female age 20, cholesterol is 4.80 mmol/l. Hdl 1.33mmol/l and LDL 3.14 mmol/l is that bad?

No: All are within normal limits. To promote 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 in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 203. Trig 59, HDL 49, LDL 142.2 how bad is my result? Which food should I avoid and which food should I eat?

My cholesterol is 203. Trig 59, HDL 49, LDL 142.2 how bad is my result? Which food should I avoid and which food should I eat?

Not bad, more veg.,,: Your results are not too bad as your total is only slightly elevated. However your LDL is definitely high and it would be wise to try to lower it. Probably the best way is by diet. Stay away from fatty foods like fatty meats and cakes and eat more lean meats and vegetables and fruit to increase fiber which can clear out extra fats and help lower ldh and total chol. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe. These levels bad and what should I lower themto?

Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe. These levels bad and what should I lower themto?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more

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Could alcohol increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Could alcohol increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Generally no: If any thing moderate intake of alcohol increases good cholesterol (hdl), however, it depends on what your other eating habits are and your life style may lead to increase in LDL with or without alcohol. ...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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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic.

http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce bad cholesterol LDL only, not increase the good cholesterol hdl?

What can be done to reduce bad cholesterol LDL only, not increase the good cholesterol hdl?

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

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Which cholesterol is the good ones and which ones are the bad? Ldl- vldl- hdl-triglycerides...

Which cholesterol is the good ones and which ones are the bad? Ldl- vldl- hdl-triglycerides...

Non-hdl: Non-hdl is considered the worse of them all. Ldl and vldl can reflect the amount of non- HDL you have in your body. Hdl is protective and triglycerides are good if not above 150 fasting. ...Read more

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My HDL was 57 my LDL was 115 my tg was 194 cholesterol level 211 is this normal or bad? I weigh 137 I'm 5'4

My HDL was 57 my LDL was 115 my tg was 194 cholesterol level 211 is this normal or bad? I weigh 137 I'm 5'4

Laboratory tests: Are only meaningful when interpreted in context of the rest of the patient. Isolated results are frequently meaningless. A lot depends on your personal and family history and physical examination. Ask your doctor to interpret these results for you and make specific recommendations. ...Read more

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36yo cholesterol 247, HDL 64, LDL 163 VLDL 20 chol/ratio 3.9 triglycerides 99. Is this really bad? This is fasting!!

36yo cholesterol 247, HDL 64, LDL 163 VLDL 20 chol/ratio 3.9 triglycerides 99. Is this really bad? This is fasting!!

I'd treat it: Sensible diet and exercise are your best friends always, and this is where to start if you're able to. If your physician thinks it's time to start medication, then I hope you find something that's convenient and effective. ...Read more

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My serum homocysteine test result is 18 umol/l and my LDL cholesterol is 4.52 mmol/l. Are these results good or bad?

My serum homocysteine test result is 18 umol/l and my LDL cholesterol is 4.52 mmol/l. Are these results good or bad?

Homocysteine high: Your homocysteine is clearly high! This needs to be addressed, and there are options for helping to bring it down. Genetic testing and micronutrient testing is recommended. More info on homocysteine here:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2013/08/homocysteine. Html ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my serum homocysteine test result is 18 umol/l and my LDL cholesterol is 4.52 mmol/l. its bad or not?

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What do you suggest if my serum homocysteine test result is 18 umol/l and my LDL cholesterol is 4.52 mmol/l. its bad or not?

Depends. . .: Jury is still out re homocysteine (HCY). Some research suggests that high HCY is bad for heart disease. Yet there is no evidence that lowering HCY will reduce risk. LDL of 4.52mmol/L = 174.8mg/dL which is high but not horribly so. As of 11/13, we consider 4 groups who might benefit from statins so talk w/your family doc to see if you qualify. In meantime, focus on lifestyle modifications. ...Read more

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First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203 and last test just done was 213 with HDL and LDL all in normal ranges. Is this good or bad?

Depends: Cholesterol norms vary depending on the risk factors one has such as the presence of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart attack, etc. Knowing that as well as the actual #s for your cholesterol fractions may help better determine whether those are normal in your case or not. ...Read more

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First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203. Last test in 2013 was 213 with LDL and HDL all in normal ranges. Is this a good or bad sign?

First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203. Last test in 2013 was 213 with LDL and HDL all in normal ranges. Is this a good or bad sign?

Very good/keep up,,,: This is very good as you've apparently kept your cholesterol from increasing dramatically. Everything else is in range so if you keep working on that total and do good diet and exercise, you'll be doing everything you can short of meds to keep it under control. Best of luck. ...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?

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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Just had my Cholesterol test done as part of my Disc Screenings. Apparently LDL was so low it didn’t register - HDL - 0.66 TRIG - 0.69 - total 2.54 - Is this bad? Apparently very low?

Just had my Cholesterol test done as part of my Disc Screenings. Apparently LDL was so low it didn’t register - HDL - 0.66 TRIG - 0.69 - total 2.54 - Is this bad? Apparently very low?

No: Your total cholesterol is about 99 mg/dL which is okay.
Please note that US does not follow metric measures and units of measure in US are different from those in most other countries.
Wish you 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. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 156. Triglycerides 65. Ldl 96. Hdl 38. How bad is this? I'm on propranolol

Cholesterol 156. Triglycerides 65. Ldl 96. Hdl 38. How bad is this? I'm on propranolol

Normal: Your values are normal. The HDL is a bit on the low side - you can increase it and your health by exercising every day (at least 5 days a week). Try somthing you enjoy like a sport: golf, tennis, handball, baseball etc. Walking with an mp3 player is my favorite! ...Read more

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If LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol is there a healthy level?

If LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol is there a healthy level?

Less than 100: Ldl that is less than 100 is considered optimal. If you have heart disease then your doctor may recommend that it be less than 70. ...Read more

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Is this cholesterol level good or bad: HDL 1.00 mmol/l LDL 2.6 mmol/l triglyceride 0.8 mmol/l?

Is this cholesterol level good or bad: HDL 1.00 mmol/l LDL 2.6 mmol/l triglyceride 0.8 mmol/l?

Conversion: In the usa, we don't tend to use system internationale units so I converted yours: HDL 39, LDL 100, tg: 70 - milligrams per deciliter. Your HDL is a tad low (high is better); your LDL and tg are normal and in the desirable range. Exercise and olive oil can raise your hdl. If you smoke, quitting will also raise your hdl. Primarily, HDL reflects your genetic inheritance. ...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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I know LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol, but are there healthy levels that are good for you?

I know LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol, but are there healthy levels that are good for you?

Depends on Particles: Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (apob or NMR ldl-p). However, ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardiovascular risk. When ldl-c and ldl-p values disagree (due to cholesterol variability per particle) cvd risk tracks with LDL particle number, not ldl-c values. Ideal ldl-p values are <1000 nmol/l for high risk patients and <1300 nmol for everyone else. ...Read more

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How bad is my blood work? Cholesterol 221 h, HDL 47, trig 116, LDL 151 h, chol/hdl ratio 4.7, non HDL chol 174 h never heard of non HDL 174 is scary!

How bad is my blood work? Cholesterol 221 h, HDL 47, trig 116, LDL 151 h, chol/hdl ratio 4.7, non HDL chol 174 h never heard of non HDL 174 is scary!

Too high: You need to lower your LDL and non-hdl cholesterol (just another means of measuring ldl). Try to follow a plant based diet (vegetarian is very healthy) and/or consider drug treatment, especially if you have any other risk factors. ...Read more

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They did a lipid test on me but don't know how to read results cholesterol 150, trig 155, HDL 31, chol/hdl ratio 4.84, LDL 88, non HDL 119. Good or bad?

They did a lipid test on me but don't know how to read results cholesterol 150, trig 155, HDL 31, chol/hdl ratio 4.84, LDL 88, non HDL 119. Good or bad?

Average: Your HDL chol is low- the only way to improve is to exercise daily and to keep ideal body weight.
Keep the LDL level around 70 if you have strong fh of coronary artery disease.
Your triglycerides are borderline high which can be corrected by daily exercise and proper diet. (low in carbohydrate and sweets). ...Read more