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Which one is better high LDL or high triglycerides ?

Which one is better high LDL or high triglycerides ?

Neither: LDL and triglycerides are the two bad forms of cholesterol. High levels of either are bad. High HDL would be good. ...Read more

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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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Total cholesterol is 232..Ldl direct is 150..Tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.4...Do i need medication or is it normal?

Total cholesterol is 232..Ldl direct is 150..Tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.4...Do i need medication or is it normal?

Depends on Particles: More than cholesterol, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is related to the number of LDL (LDL-P) and HDL particles (HDL-P). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree CVD risk tracks with high LDL-P and/or low HDL-P, not LDL-C or HDL-C. Talk to your doctor about next steps. ...Read more

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Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

HDL: Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. ...Read more

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What would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?

What would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?

Likely combo: probably the two in combination. I'd try monotherapy first, ie lipitor (atorvastatin) higher dose. If that doesn't grt you to target then goto combo ...Read more

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Tryglicerides and hdl are good but ldl is high. Advice?

Tryglicerides and hdl  are good but ldl is high.  Advice?

More info please: Depends on how high your LDL is. Also depends on your risk factors and your diet. LDL can be lowered by increasing your omega fatty acid, by increasing your exercise and possibly by decreasing your carbohydrate intake. If you have low risk factors then there wouldn't be much cause for concern. ...Read more

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Hdl 45, triglycerides 45, LDL 119. Isn't the hdl/triglycerides ratio (1:1) an indicator of large fluffy particles? If so, is a statin really necessary

Hdl 45, triglycerides 45, LDL 119. Isn't the hdl/triglycerides ratio (1:1) an indicator of large fluffy particles? If so, is a statin really necessary

It Depends: The type of LDL particle (small, dense versus large, fluffy) is not a key factor in determining need for statin treatment. Your level of cardiovascular (high, moderate, or low) is the first thing to consider. High risk patients are usually treated to ldl-c < 100 or < 70. If you meet criteria for high risk your test results indicate that statin therapy may be needed. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of cholesterol is good, HDL or ldl?

HDL: Hdl is the good cholesterol and higher is better, aim toward more than 45 the best will be around 70. ...Read more

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Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl? Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control? Lots of conflicting info out there.

Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl?  Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control?  Lots of conflicting info out there.

Agreed: Yes, lots of conflicting material. Right now, it seems that high ldl, especially LDL particle number is high can be a culprit - get a more sophisticated blood test than a "calculated ldl." you can have a normal LDL at 99, but the particle number may be 1800 which is high. Hdl should be over 40, but many people genetically have them in the 20's. ...Read more

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Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl? Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control? Lots of conflicting info out there.

Is low HDL as much a cardiovascular risk as high ldl?  Does HDL numbers really matter if LDL is under control?  Lots of conflicting info out there.

Bottom line is: You want your HDL as high as possible and LDL as low as possible. In women, low HDL is an independent risk factor for premature heart disease regardless of ldl. So both are important. ...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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What is a supplement that raises HDL or good cholesterol?

What is a supplement that raises HDL or good cholesterol?

Raising HDL: Actually, cardiovascular exercise is really the most effective way to raise your HDL cholesterol. As far as supplements, fish oil and flax seed oil can do it. ...Read more

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227 cholesterol 225 triglycerides 57 hdl not sure if cholesterol number is total or bad ldl. How much risk am I at for a heart attack?

Not immediately: Your cholesterol value is likely total cholesterol and is higher than desirable. Your triglycerides are also higher than desirable level. It would be prudent to see a doctor for advise on diet, exercise and if need be medications. If you are even slightly overweight, lose weight (easier said than done). 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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Why is HDL known as the good cholesterol?

Why is HDL known as the good cholesterol?

Does many things: Hdl removes cholesterol fromlaquesnin the artery wall but also has many other functions. It is an antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory features and protects the artery wall. It may even play a role in infection, . ...Read more

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Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Is HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol?

Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad. ...Read more

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What is good LDL and hdl?

What is good LDL and hdl?

Low LDL, high HDL: Lowest LDL ('lousy') cholesterol and highest HDL ('healthy') cholesterol are the best to have. A LDL as low as 60-70 mg/dl and a HDL higher than 50-60 mg/dl are ideal. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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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