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What LDL cholesterol level is consider risk factor?

What LDL cholesterol level is consider risk factor?

Particle Question: Ldl is a lipoprotein that can be measured by cholesterol (ldl-c) or particle number (ldl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL is highly variable, ldl-c often disagrees with ldl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Ldl goals vary depending on risk. If your doctor feels you are high risk ldl-p goal is less than 1000 nmol/l. ...Read more

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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


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What LDL cholesterol level is considered a risk factor?

What LDL cholesterol level is considered a risk factor?

LDL cholesterol: Overall, it depends on your risk factors and other illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure. If you have no or minimal risk factors and you don't smoke your LDL should be 130 or less, however if you have had a heart attack or stoke then should you should try to get your LDL to 70 or less. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about having an LDL cholesterol level of 25? I've been reading about the connection between that and other conditions and risks?

Should I be concerned about having an LDL cholesterol level of 25? I've been reading about the connection between that and other conditions and risks?

Please see your: Doc. Cholesterol is needed for many bodily functions. If it is too low that is not good and we are very focused on lowering cholesterol these days. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the average normal for ldl, HDL and vldl cholesterol level. Iam 48 yrs old

What is the average normal for ldl, HDL and vldl cholesterol level. Iam 48 yrs old

Cholesterol: Hdl levels >60mg/dl are good, 36-59 acceptable and 190 is very high. The vldl normally ranges between 5 - 40 mg/dl. But to understand this you must have triglyceride levels, total cholesterol and a full detailed medical history and exam. ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is high. Ldl :241 am taking rosuvas 10mg. Is that okay r can I take 20mg tablet?

My cholesterol level is high. Ldl :241 am taking rosuvas 10mg. Is that okay r can I take 20mg tablet?

What's the result?: Was the LDL of 241 before or after starting Rosuvastatin? If before, then you need a follow up blood test to, assess the response. If this is after being on it for a while, then you may need the 20mg or even 40mg dose. ...Read more

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My HDL was 57 my LDL was 115 my tg was 194 cholesterol level 211 is this normal or bad? I weigh 137 I'm 5'4

My HDL was 57 my LDL was 115 my tg was 194 cholesterol level 211 is this normal or bad? I weigh 137 I'm 5'4

Laboratory tests: Are only meaningful when interpreted in context of the rest of the patient. Isolated results are frequently meaningless. A lot depends on your personal and family history and physical examination. Ask your doctor to interpret these results for you and make specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I am 24 and my cholesterol level is 226 mg/dl and LDL is 172 mg/dl. Where limits 200, and 160. Doctor wasn't even worried to mention it.

I am 24 and my cholesterol level is 226 mg/dl and LDL is 172 mg/dl. Where limits 200, and 160. Doctor wasn't even worried to mention it.

Repeat and diet: Hyperlipidemias are classified according to which types of lipids are elevated, that is hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia or both. Additional testing to define the nature of the elevation can help guide treatment, but given the mild nature of your elevation, dietary modification is the initial approach. If unsuccessful, treat with statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) and/or fibrates ...Read more

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What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

Directional: Total serum cholesterol is made up of several component lipoproteins. Amongst these are fractions: hdl-c is the "good", which you want to be as high as possible and ldl-c is the "bad" which you want to be as low as possible. Lifestyle and, if needed, drug therapy, can help towards those goals. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how ldh and LDL cholesterol levels differ?

Can you please tell me how ldh and LDL cholesterol levels differ?

Only one is lipid: Ldh, lactate dehydrogenase, is an enzyme found in at least 5 varieties in different quantities of certain body parts, that include: liver, heart, blood cells, muscle cells, bones, and certain cancers and infections such as meningitis, encephalitis, and hiv.

Low density lipoprotein (ldl) is a fat. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

HDL is great!: Your elevated total cholesterol is in part a reflection of your very high HDL, which is the heart-protective subtype of cholesterol. So these are actually very good numbers, and you should have no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range

Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range

HDL: Hdl is not often helped with cholesterol drugs. There is some disagreement about this with crestor (rosuvastatin). But, HDL is very much affected by lifestyle. Moderate cardiovascular exercise of at least twenty minutes per day combined with a high protein and low carb diet can significantly elevate the hdl. ...Read more

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Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe. These levels bad and what should I lower themto?

Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe. These levels bad and what should I lower themto?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more

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How long does it take for one to lower LDL cholesterol levels?

LDL: Usually 6 weeks by medication ; possibly longer with lifestyle modification (3-6 months). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have high LDL levels of cholesterol. What can you do to reduce it. Please help?

Can you tell me if you have high LDL levels of cholesterol. What can you do to reduce it. Please help?

Life style and meds: Engaging in vigorous exercise, at least 150 minute/week is the best approach. Reduce intake of saturated fats. If you smoke, quit, if you are overweight, lose weight. Do this for at least six months and retest. If that does not work you should see your doctor to see if medication may be needed. See this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hdl-cholesterol/cl00030. ...Read more

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My LDL cholesterol is 151 mg/dl does it poses any risk. What can I do to rdduce my cholesterol levels?

My LDL cholesterol is 151 mg/dl does it poses any risk. What can I do to rdduce my cholesterol levels?

Eventually: With no risk factors we recommend under 130 although less than 160 has been acceptable. The problem is when you develop risk such as hypertension, the effect of deposition of cholesterol is already there. So better to reduce it to less than 100 by diet, less fatty and fried food or look for mediterranean diet and variation of it. Exercise with rapid or power walking or swimming is good. ...Read more

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Two months back I had normal cholesterol levels. LDL was 60. Today when I checked LDL is 210. How is this possible? Can it be a miscalculation?

Fasting vs. Not: LDL is very sensitive not only to fasting while the sample is taking, but how long the fasting 6 hours, vs. 8 hours, vs. 12 hours could make a difference in the level.
second it is so sensitive the kind of meal you had before the test could affect the level.
if you want to compare apple to apple.
eat similar meal. Fast for 12 hours every time, and do it at the same labs. ...Read more

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Could alcohol increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Could alcohol increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Generally no: If any thing moderate intake of alcohol increases good cholesterol (hdl), however, it depends on what your other eating habits are and your life style may lead to increase in LDL with or without alcohol. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco. You may need drug treatment. See this site for more info.
http://www. Hpb. Gov. Sg/hopportal/dandc-article/7. ...Read more

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Is there no connection between total or LDL cholesterol levels and extent of atherosclerosis?

Is there no connection between total or LDL cholesterol levels and extent of atherosclerosis?

The best correlation: The best correlation is between fasting ldl/hdl ratio, followed by chol/hdl ratio. Your cholsterol measurement alone is much less important! ...Read more

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My husband has high levels of LDL cholesterol, 146 ldl. Diet is great. Could it be genetic, if so is there a test?

High LDL Cholesterol: Diet is not the only cause of elevated cholesterol. Cholesterol is mobilized as a healing molecule, and is elevated if the body is having inflammation. If he inflammation is in the arteries this leads to vascular disease, stroke, and heart attack.
Decreasing sugar and processed foods helps, exercise, and anti-inflammatory herbs. Statin drugs also lower inflammation. Berkley cholesterol panel. ...Read more

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I am 50 years old female, weight 118 lb, hight 5.2, my cholesterol levels LDL is 470 and my triglycerides levels 615. What do you advise to me.

I am 50 years old female, weight 118 lb, hight 5.2, my cholesterol levels LDL is 470 and my triglycerides levels 615. What do you advise to me.

Diet and meds: You may have a genetic component to your high lipids, you will need medications, you can start with 4000 mg of omega-3 fish oil a day, avoid cholesterol rich foods, eat foods that help lower your cholesterol level (fiber, oatmeal, soy beans, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, and fish rich in omega-3), make sure you cut simple carbohydrates (sugar, high fructose corn syrup) and get tested for diabetes. ...Read more

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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic.

http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...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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Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl, HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal. Is this very high?

Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl, HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal. Is this very high?

Something isn't: Adding up. Perhaps typo...your ID info says age 76, not 16. Total cholesterol is given in mg/dl (370 IS high), but other values in mmol/l. However LDL of 7.36 mmol/l (284 mg/dl) is QUITE high, too. Unfortunately your 1.16 mmol/l (44 mg/dl) HDL isn't very far into the protective range. Ratio is high. Notes say you have had heart stent so cholesterol needs to be much lower;need meds. Review with Doc ...Read more

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Hi my cholesterol level is 140, LDL is 67, HDL is 36 it was done by photometry by taking blood while fasting are these level good.

Hi my cholesterol level is 140, LDL is 67, HDL is 36 it was done by photometry by taking blood while fasting are these level good.

HDL could be better: As Dr. Parkash mentioned, your HDL should be higher and you can do that by increasing physical activity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Got my cholesterol levels back: Overall its 4.4 - (170 mg/dl) - HDL - 43 LDL - 140 - Triglycerides - 106? doesn't make sense. Normal?

Got my cholesterol levels back: Overall its 4.4 - (170 mg/dl) - HDL - 43 LDL - 140 - Triglycerides - 106? doesn't make sense. Normal?

Don't just add: The chemical principles used for these assays admit of several percent error which is fine, since we're looking at the big picture. Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol are all determined in different ways. This is a common point of confusion. ...Read more

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41 year old healthy male. Total cholesterol of 235. LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91. Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well

41 year old healthy male. Total cholesterol of 235. LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91. Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well

Yes: Depending on your family history and other risk factors you may need medical treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered these tests.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more