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What is causing my cholesterol to be high and my triglycerides low?

What is causing my cholesterol to be high and my triglycerides low?

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

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What is my cholesterol level?

What is my cholesterol level?

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 more

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My triglycerides level is high....but cholesterol is awesome! Hdl is high, ldl low.... What could be going on?

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 more

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Why is my total cholesterol 215 high, if my hdl,ldl and triglyceride are normal?

Why is my total cholesterol 215 high, if my hdl,ldl and triglyceride are normal?

High cholesterol : Need cholesterol breakdown. High levels may be due to contribution from high good cholesterol levels (HDL) or vise versa ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 27, is that too low?

Could be incorrect: Result. First thing to do would be redo the test, to ensure that the result you have is accurate. A normal person should have a higher total cholesterol. Please review it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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My triglycerides is 75 is that normal, high or low?

My triglycerides is 75 is that normal, high or low?

Yes: Though triglycerides level is affected by the last time you ate. It is also important to know your HDL and LDL and other coronary disease risk factors like obesity, smoking, HTN and dm. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is it fine to have high bad cholesterol if one has high good cholesterol?

Is it fine to have high bad cholesterol if one has high good cholesterol?

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

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My BP is high 130 over 100, is it possible that my cholesterol is high too? Tnx

My BP is high 130 over 100, is it possible that my cholesterol is high too? Tnx

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 more

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Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

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 more

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What is a high cholesterol?

What is a high cholesterol?

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 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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Could my HDL be wrong? Is an extremely high HDL cholesterol level unhealthy?

Could my HDL be wrong?  Is an extremely high HDL cholesterol level unhealthy?

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 more

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Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?

Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?

Not the right: treatment. Fish oil may help with high triglycerides but not with cholesterol. If you have hereditary hypercholesterolemia, please consult a cardiologist to safe guard your health. If is not a do it yourself matter. ...Read more

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My LDL is 227 and total cholesterol is 285. Hdl and triglycerides are both normal. Is this very dangerous?Im worried. Im taking simvastatin.

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

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What should I eat if HDL cholesterol is slightly low and albumin level is slightly high?

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

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My ldl, HDL are very low below normal range but my triglyceride is very high. What should I do?

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 more

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