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Is Cholesterol 216 Bad
My cholesterol number is 216, LDL calculated is 143, HDL cholesterol is 46, triglycerides 134, HDL risk factor 4.7
is my cholesterol too high?
Yes: If you are otherwise healthy (no diabetes, strong family history of heart disease..) you should modify your diet to bring your LDL down. Your goal LDL depends on your risk factors. Please read this article for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cholesterol-levels/cl00001. ...Read more
My total cholesterol is112, HDL is 58 ,ldl is 42.8, trygly is 56, vldl is 11.2 Is my cholesterol too low?
Impossible: No such thing as too low. Yours is super healthy. ...Read more
Probably not but...: Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol is not a major cause of heart disease; the real cause is inflammation. However, it is reasonable to look at the subtypes of LDL as if it is mostly the small dense type it is of some concern. You should test other risk factors like CRP, homocysteine and Lp (a). See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 ...Read more
My triglycerides is 49.9, HDL is 72, my LDL is 135.21 and my total cholesterol is 217.19. Is this ok?
HDL is 122...LDL is 93...VLDL is 13..I have a heart stent in my LAD from 4 yrs ago..Exercise everyday and eat good...is the LDL too high?
Rest of the story: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (ldl-c) is considered the "bad cholesterol". The purpose of ldl-c is to infer the number of cholesterol containing LDL particles (ldl-p) in the blood. Because cholesterol in LDL particles is highly variable LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) levels often underestimate ldl-p levels. When ldl-c and ldl-p disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My LDL is 140 and my total cholesterol is 216. Do I need cholesterol medicine if my tryglycerides are 75 and my HDL is 61?
Cholesterol,LDL: From the Framingham heart and other studies the LDL hypothesis is held to give LDL value as a strong risk factor for atherosclerotic disease,At age 64 something untoward likely will occur within the next 44 years,there is a good statistical probability it will be a vascular event. ...Read more
My total cholesterol count is 236. My triglycerides are 118 my HDL is 95, vldl is 24 & LDL is 117. Can an omeaga 3 pill help lower it?
Why?: If you don't have risk factors for or a history of cardiovascular disease, your numbers would be ok. Part of the reason your total cholesterol is high is that your HDL is high, which has a protective effect. Based on the most recent guidelines, you would not really need any treatment for your levels. ...Read more
Cannabis: Not really sure if this is a serious question. Cannabis is an herb and thus a carbohydrate. It is not high in calories and would have minimal, if any, effect on your liver or the processes involved in regulating cholesterol. But, cannabis does stimulate appetite and you then would be responsible for the extra calories from other foods if you eat more. ...Read more
LDL cholestrol is 180,Triglyerides is 113, HDL is 34 ,Uric acid is 6 .. Pure vegeterion.No smoking,No drinks weight is normal. Is needs any treatment ?
Exercise: Exercise will increase your HDL cholesterol (good) and lower your bad LDL. Treatment with medicines will depend if you have other risk factors (previous history of heart attacks or strokes, family history, diabetes, hypertension(since you do not smoke and your weight is normal) ...Read more
Good HDL trigs very high ldl, can't take statins, tried vit b3 100 mg, bad reaction in left temple an burning everywhere.What can I try, diet is healthy?
Niacin: You can use Niacin to lower LDL ; raise HDL but with a docs supervision because it effects the liver and you will need periodic blood tests. I can't understand if you are saying that your triglycerides are high also. If that is the case, good quality marine fish oil can greatly reduce them. Peace and good health. Since your own body makes most of your cholesterol, diet will help to about 20 %. ...Read more
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