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These go together: The key to low LDL is maintaining normal body weight with calorie restriction and daily exercise. Fruits and vegetable are low in calories and will lower your ldl. If you have diabetes, keeping blood sugar in check will help greatly. Avoid animal fats, butter, whole milk and soft cheeses which are caloric. Use nonfat milk and yogurt, whole grains, legumes, nuts, & olive oil in small amts. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
Make sincere lifestyle / diet changes, and discuss medication options with your doctor.
You may not suffer the negative effects of this level ldl for years, but if / when you do - it could be devastating.
Do not pretend that you are Superman - it will catch up with you, and it won't be pretty.
Best Wishes! ...Read more
Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read more
ANY DOC=LDL order: Any doctor can order an LDL cholesterol (as part of a lipid panel: ldl, hdl, total cholesterol, triglycerides) but usually your primary physician orders the lab and can counsel you on the results. If you are seeing a cardiologist for any reason they will follow your lipid panel closely. The cardiolgists in my town prefer that the primary care doctors order/manage the results. Ldl goals vary. ...Read more
No: I don't believe it would.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please consult this site for information on the topic.
http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more
Mildly Elevated: Non-HDL cholesterol is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than traditional LDL cholesterol measurements. The National Lipid Association (lipids. Org), of which I am a founding member, officially published guidelines stating this on September 15th 2014. Lipid levels are one of several cardiac risks factors including high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking that determine cardiac risk ...Read more
Stress can lower LDL: Stress can lower cholesterol both LDL and HDL cortisol made by the adrenal gland uses cholesterol delivered by both LDL and HDL cholesterol however for some stress leads to increases ingestion of "comfort food" containing cholesterol and can raise cholesterol. The effects of diet on cholesterol are complex and vary - see a rd who is a lipid specialist www. Learnyourlipids. Com. ...Read more
Nuts good for HDL:
Eating nuts tends to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol. The effect is larger if triglycerides are also elevated. See this excellent review paper for more information:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3257681
also remember that weight loss and exercise improve cardiovascular risk substantially. ...Read more
Your triglycerides: Are elevated, Lovaza or vascepa will reduce them. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Assuming that you never had a heart attack, you don't need a statin. Your LDL and HDL are really optimal. Your tryglycerides are a bit high, but exercising and decreasing intake of refined sugars and loosing weight if you are overweight should help bring those down to good levels (below 150 mg/dl). ...Read more
No But Yes over time: Cholesterol=made by every animal cell; not correct issue; promoted because always present & ↓ed $ to measure. Lowest CV Ds rates correlate with total cholesterol ~110 mg/dl. A single LDL particle carries 3K-6K fat molecules. LDL-C=not measured from your blood; guessed (T. Chol - HDL-C - 1/5 trigs). Optimal Trig <100. Best get NMR lipoprotein test & get LDL-P <700-400 nmol/L; large-HDL-P >9 μmol/L. ...Read more
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab results are not a cause for concern.
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
Don't treat numbers: Over decades in medicine, I've watched new markers for cardiac risk come and go. The difficulty with evaluating each new marker is that we are only looking at correlations with mortality / illness in a complex system that's largely still not understood, with often-inaccurate self-accounts from patients. Use your wishes and i'd suggest the classic labs to make decisions (lifestyle, statins). ...Read more
Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself! ...Read more
Not ideal, but...: We would ideally prefer a higher HDL, but the overall picture seems pretty positive. Pursuing a "heart-healthy" lifestyle, with healthy eating habits, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking or alcohol or drug abuse would certainly be advisable, and that may lead to improving HDL levels over time. Even so, your total cholesterol:HDL is still less than 5 (as preferred). ...Read more
LDL and HDL: In general high LDL cholesterol is associated w/ higher risk of heart & artery disease, while high HDL is generally protective. Genetics is a major determinant of what your levels will be; diet has some influence. Treatments include diet, exercise, & drugs including statins, fibrates, binding resins, & recently some fancy biologic drugs. Medical guidelines on who/how to treat are now very detailed ...Read more
Do you think I should be worried about high total cholesterol, but with low LDL and very high hdl?
Usually OK: However, high total cholesterol and high HDL cholesterol may mean increased absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Some of these patients may also have increased levels of LDL "particles" despite normal LDL cholesterol levels. High HDL syndromes can be confusing, and this is one case where advanced lipid/lipoprotein testing and evaluation by a lipid specialist may help. ...Read more
Should I get my lpa tested if I have a great cholesterol count of 94, HDL 47, LDL 34, triglycerides 64?
No.: Don't bother. Your framingham cardiac risk score - see internet for details and calculator- should be very low. Additional studies won't add much to this. ...Read more
My cholesterol its 3.8mmol/l. Triglyceride its 0.6 n HDL it's 1.8 memo/l LDL. 1.7 memo/l it's that good?
Total cholesterol less than 5.2 mmol/l is excellent, as is an HDL of 1.6 mmol/l or greater.
Triglycerides of less than 1.7 mmol/l is also very good. Sounds like your lipids are not a problem and you are doing quite well. This must, however, be correlated with your clinical overall picture. Good luck. ...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