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Is My Cholesterol High
Probably genetic: I would not worry about the low triglycerides - that is a goo thing. The high cholesterol is most likely determined by genes, though thyroid, liver and kidney disease can rarely contribute. You should have these conditions excluded, and your HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels checked. If the LDL cholesterol is high then you may need treatment depending on your medical and family history. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a sterol that is contained in human cell membranes. If cholesterol levels in the blood are too high it can cause risk for strokes, heart attack or peripheral vascular disease. Your cholesterol level can be determined with a simple blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My triglycerides level is high....but cholesterol is awesome! Hdl is high, ldl low.... What could be going on?
Hypertriglyceridemia: If your serum triglyceride concentration is between 150 and 500 mg/dL, this is considered "mild to moderate" elevation. In the absence of risk factors for coronary heart disease, this may not be significant. You could bring your level down with aerobic exercise, avoiding concentrated sugars, and maybe taking a fish oil supplement (3000 mg per day). Fish oils can have GI and metabolic side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My total cholesterol is 149 my HDL is 42 and my LDL is 92 & my ratio is 3.5 is all lipid panel normal, high or low?
All good: Current goals: chol < 200, HDL >35, LDL <135. Your numbers all look good now, probably because you are young, and hopefully because you are exercising, are the proper weight, and are eating a prudent diet. Next time, though (like in about 2-3 years at annual exam time), request the new NMR test which will analyze the specific quality of your LDL particles to see if you have the right number & size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on a lot: 1st, it depends how high. If HDL is over 85, then yes, LDL can be very high - for most people. 2nd, what other risk factors do you have? With high bp, smoking, diabetes and obesity, then the hdl-to-ldl ratio should be better because risk is so much higher. See a lipid specialist and consider a 'fractionated lipid panel' to help determine risk. ...Read more
Yes: In general, your blood pressure and your cholesterol are not related. A person can have terribly high cholesterol, and normal blood pressure, and vice versa. Check out my website CardioGauge.com to get a better understanding of your risk factors for heart and vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My triglycerides is 49.9, HDL is 72, my LDL is 135.21 and my total cholesterol is 217.19. Is this ok?
Don't Know: High hdl-c ( HDL cholesterol ) levels are associated with lower risk of heart disease for populations of patients. For individuals, however we cannot say this. In fact, high HDL can be cause by many things, one of which is increased cholesterol absorption, and may not protect against elevated levels of LDL cholesterol or apo b or LDL particle levels . Hdl can be high but "dysfunctional". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?
My LDL is 227 and total cholesterol is 285. Hdl and triglycerides are both normal. Is this very dangerous?Im worried. Im taking simvastatin.
High cholesterol: You may have a condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia. This is more likely if you have family members who have had heart disease at an early age. You should talk to your provider about ways to lower your LDL cholesterol to prevent heart problems in the future. ...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
Eat fish & exercise: Hdl is not predominantly influenced by diet. Hdl is primarily regulated by genetics but can be increased by exercise, omega 3 fatty acids , weight loss and to a small extent wine .The best way to raise your HDL level is by increasing your aerobic exercise to at least 3-5 times a week for at least 20 minutes. Eat fish high in omega 3 fatty acids, epa and dha or take omega 3 capsules. ...Read more
This combo a concern: High triglycerides are a very common cause of low HDL cholesterol and in many cases low or normal LDL cholesterol. This condition is often seen in patients with obesity, pre-diabetes or diabetes (insulin resistance) , and in combination with other cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension. (metabolic syndrome). We treat tg's if >500, but if <500, then target first the ldl, then non-hdl chol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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