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Is There Anything Dangerous With An Ldl Of 122 And Hdl Of 95
Potentially: If you have a very high number of small particles in your LDL which can only be determined by fragmentation of the LDL by nuclear magnetic resonance, nmr, or spectrometry through regular blood work sent to your lab or to the berkley heart lab in ca. Specially meaningful if there is a strong family history of coronary artery disease. ...Read more
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
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).
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My total cholestrol is 205, triglyceride is199, HDL is 40, LDL is 124 and vldl is 41. Are all these markers dangerous?
See below.: Assuming yno early family history of heart disease or personal history of diabetes, stroke, or heart attack, then: your total cholesterol is a bit high - however, this is due to abnormal numbers for the rest. Triglycerides (fats) are high - reduce your fat intake. Hdl is about right but could increase a bit more to 45. Ldl is on target. If you have the above risk factors, then ldl<100, tg<130. ...Read more
What LDL/Triglycerides levels are considered dangerous? My test came back LDL 16 mg/dL Triglycerides 14 mg/dL HDL 85 mg/dL TOTAL 104 mg/dL.
My lipid profile test, total cholestrol 188 mg/dl, HDL 63 mg/dl, triglycerids 238 mg/dl LDL 78 mg/dl, vldl cholestrol 48 mg/dl is it dangerous?
High triglycerides: Your triglycerides are high. It should be less than or equal to 150. Please discuss with your doctor whether medication is advised for the triglycerides. In the meantime, increase your exercise level as this can lower triglycerides. Good luck. ...Read more
My LDL is 227 and total cholesterol is 285. Hdl and triglycerides are both normal. Is this very dangerous? I'm worried. I'm 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
Pacman: Did you ever play pacman? Hdl is the LDL eating pacman. It helps decrease the total circulating LDL molecules and deliver them to the liver for storage and or disposal. You can not form plaques without inflammation of blood vessel walls and ldl (among other things). So the lower the circulating LDL levels are, the longer it takes to develop blocked arteries. ...Read more
Bad and good: Ldl is the low density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly known as the "bad" cholesterol as it is the one that increases ones risk for heart disease (through depositing plaque to the arteries.) HDL is the high density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly known as the "good" cholesterol as it has cardio-protective effects when elevated. ...Read more
Cardiovascular Risk: Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside carrier vehicles called lipoprotein particles. Following entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. ...Read more
High density lipoprotein (hdl) is also refered to as " good cholesterol" represents the cholesterol being carried away from the cells (in the garbege trucks), therefore the higher the better.
Low density lipoprotein (ldl) or "bad cholsterol" is in the delivery trucks, therefore the less the better. ...Read more
Foods Meds Exercise: Hdl & LDL are complex protein particles which transport all fat molecules in the water outside cells. Get NMR particle test for accurate data. Carbs (sugar) & obesity raise LDL & especially ↓ large HDL levels. Thus go hf/lc foods. Statins & chol absorption inhibitors tend to ↓ LDL particle concentrations. Cutting carbs, Niacin & intense exercise usually ↑ hdl, esp large-hdl particle concentrations. ...Read more
HF/LC ↓BodyFat &Meds: Low fat theory by ancel keys; long promoted; opposite evidence. ↓ & efficient body fat is healthy. Ldl & HDL are complex particles, 80-100 proteins/particle: transport all fat molecules in h20 outside cells. Each LDL particle carries thousands of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid & other fat molecules. Cholesterol often misleading, get NMR particle test. Statins↓ldl niacin↑hdl, carbs↑ldl↓hdl. ...Read more
Diet and Exercise...: Without knowing the rest of the results of your cholesterol profile (nor, if it was a fasting specimen) I would recommend a healthier diet; exercise 20-30 minutes 3-4 times/week, and drink more water. Eliminate fried and fatty foods and begin an omega-3 fatty acid supplement (you can eat some baked or steamed salmon 3-4 times/weed if you'd rather). Then check back with your doctor for a true sampl. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more
Good question: Hi. Not many people with lipid profiles like that have been studied, so no absolute answers. However, your HDL would generally be considered protective and your LDL would generally be considered a risk. It's like they're in competition. What are your triglycerides? Your non-HDL cholesterol? They could influence your risk as well as myriad genes that affect CAD risk. ...Read more
Cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein is known as "good" cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein is known as "bad" cholesterol. Thought that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body. Ldl can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that supply the heart and brain, with other substances, it can form plaque (thick & hard) in the arteries. ...Read more
Good vs. Bad: Hdl is the 'healthy' cholesterol that 'cleans' the blood vessels of 'blockages' (plaques). Ldl is the 'lousy' cholesterol that is the main component of the arterial plaques. One would want a very high HDL (above 50 mg/dl for women) and a very low LDL (close to 60-70 mg/dl). ...Read more
Aerobic fitness: I can't overstate the importance of staying as physically fit as you possibly can. If you're like the rest of us, you'll do great if you make friendships focused on fitness, and if you have family involve them as well. This is only part of the answer, but the most likely to benefit you. Enjoy. ...Read more
Lipids: Any lab test should not be interpreted in a vacuum but other factors need to be accounted for. These numbers don't seem so bad, but do you have any other risk factors - diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cigarette smoking, family history e.g. You may want to get a more sophisticated test looking at your lipid particle sizes. As lipid numbers go, though, on the surface these do not put you at risk. ...Read more
Abnormal -> Careful: Ldl particles, expressed as a concentration in nmol/l essentially always higher than HDL particle concentrations, expressed µmol/l. However, what is commonly promoted are estimations of cholesterol fat molecules associated beta-lipoproteins (ldl) or with alpha-lipoproteins (hdl). Theses value are not the correct issue & often misleading but promoted as cheaper way to estimate lipoprotein particles. ...Read more
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Diet and Statin Best: Weight reduction, plant stanol margarines, metamucil all lower cholesterol by about 10%. Most people need more lowering to get to their LDL target. For that, the statins reduce LDL from 30-60% and increase HDL by 5-10%. They reduce the risk of heart problems by 30-50%. Side effects are rare, though they can cause non-damaging muscle aching. Best to discuss your risk profile and target with an md. ...Read more
High: You have a high risk lipid panel. Your HDL is very low, triglycerides are very high, and your LDL is well above goal. You are at risk for heart disease, stroke and type ii diabetes. Cut out the sweets, including fruit juice and other sweet liquids right now, then get in to see your md or a lipidologist & get a plan to turn this around asap. Good luck. ...Read more