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Do you add HDL and LDL to get total ratio?

Do you add HDL and LDL to get total ratio?

Cholesterol: There are different ratios- if you are asking about total cholesterol- that is HDL + LDL + 1/5 of your triglycerides. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

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


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Total col 226, HDL 56, LDL 151, LDL/HDL ratio 2.70. Is this good?

Total col 226, HDL 56, LDL 151, LDL/HDL ratio 2.70. Is this good?

Fair: Your good cholesterol and your bad cholesterol are both high, but your good cholesterol is proportionally higher than your bad cholesterol. So I would say, that this amounts to a modest elevation in your cholesterol. ...Read more

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46 YO male, 5'8", 179 lbs, active TTL Chol = 225 LDL = 157 HDL = 35 TRI = 165 Ratio = 6.4 Immediate concern? Been high the past 4 years.

46 YO male, 5'8", 179 lbs, active TTL Chol = 225 LDL = 157 HDL = 35 TRI = 165 Ratio = 6.4 Immediate concern? Been high the past 4 years.

High cholesterol: All patients with high LDL are advised to undergo lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, aerobic exercise, and eating a healthy diet. Deciding on whom to treat with medications is based on estimating a patient's cardiovascular risk. It is advised to you talk to your physician regarding advised treatment or have online inbox consultation with us for recommendations and next steps. ...Read more

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If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL 177, trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?

If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL 177, trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?

Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values (e.g., 2000/50 or 1000/25 give the same ratio). ...Read more

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My HDL is113 LDL 123 triglicerides are 54 what's the accurate ratio?

My HDL is113 LDL 123 triglicerides are 54 what's the accurate ratio?

No worries: You have excellent cholesterol levels. The ratio does not make a huge difference. Sometimes cholesterol levels can be over interpreted. We are now finding new evidence that cholesterol alone is not the culprit to heart disease. ...Read more

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Total col. 226, HDL 56, ldl 151, ratio ldl/HDL 2.70. Do I need a statin?

Total col. 226, HDL 56, ldl 151, ratio ldl/HDL 2.70. Do I need a statin?

Not really: Your ldls are considered bordeline. Unless you have had a heart attack or stroke, I would just try and follow a diet low in saturated fatty acids such as animal fats. Follow one that is high in unsturated such as nuts, avacados, olive oils. And don't smoke ...Read more

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My total cholestrol is 266 and ldl/hdl ratio is 3:1. What does this mean?

My total cholestrol is 266 and ldl/hdl ratio is 3:1. What does this mean?

Need Information: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values. It is best to know the ldl-p and hdl-p individually. ...Read more

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Chol 275, tri 66, HDL 65, LDL 187, vldl 13, non HDL chol 210 high chol, but all ratio meet aha guidelines. Anything to worry about?

Chol 275, tri 66, HDL 65, LDL 187, vldl 13, non HDL chol 210 high chol, but all ratio meet aha guidelines. Anything to worry about?

Lower cholesterol.: Your total cholesterol and LDL are very high, although you have high good cholesterol (hdl). I do not know your risk profile but I will recommend to lower your total cholesterol and LDL by watching your diet exercise and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are chances of a mi with (cholesterol 175) -- (trigliprides 36)-- (-hdl 59)-- (a1c 6.3%). Ldl/hdl ratio 1.84 just curious?

What are chances of a mi with (cholesterol 175) -- (trigliprides 36)-- (-hdl 59)-- (a1c 6.3%). Ldl/hdl ratio 1.84 just curious?

Perfect cholesterol: These are perfect....Waning low risk numbers for a cholesterol panel. It would appear that you have little to no risk from cholesterol plaques. ...Read more

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Tot chol/ HDL ratio 4.9, vldl 66mg/dl, LDL 39mg/dl, HDL 27mg/dl, trigs tot 328mg/dl tot chol 132mg/dl doc was perplexed. Why?? Is this not normal

Tot chol/ HDL ratio 4.9, vldl 66mg/dl, LDL 39mg/dl, HDL 27mg/dl, trigs tot 328mg/dl tot chol 132mg/dl doc was perplexed. Why?? Is this not normal

Triglyceridemia: Perplexed? This is type five hypercholesterolemia and represents significant danger for both Diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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Got some routine bloodwork back. My chol/hdl ratio was 2.5 and my ldl/hdl ratio was 1.1 is this something to celebrate or should I be concerned?

Cholesterol Ratio: The total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio is a number that is helpful in predicting an individual's risk of developing atherosclerosis. The number is obtained by dividing the total cholesterol value by the value of the HDL cholesterol. The ideal cholesterol ratio (total chol/hdl) is about 3.5:1. Your ratio is very good. ...Read more

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My Dr. Feels at 241 I don't need to lower my cholesterol cause my ratios are all good my LDL is near optimal at 128 and my HDL is 104 anyone agree?

My Dr. Feels at 241 I don't need to lower my cholesterol cause my ratios are all good my LDL is near optimal at 128 and my HDL is 104 anyone agree?

He may be right,,,: A very high HDL like you've got is a great protector against heart disease. The LDL isn't high and is in a good range. Many others with this finding around the world have total chol. Over 200 with high HDLs at or approaching 100 and they very rarely if ever have heart disease so unless there are other issues like diabetes or high blood pressure this, by itself is highly unlikely to be a problem. ...Read more

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Triglyceride: 225, choles total 220, choles hdl 28.0, choles LDL 134, choles-total/choles hdl ratio 7.9.1. Need to worry? Uroc acid 7.4. 50 yrs old

Triglyceride: 225, choles total 220, choles hdl 28.0, choles LDL 134, choles-total/choles hdl ratio 7.9.1. Need to worry? Uroc acid 7.4. 50 yrs old

Yes: Your lipid panel needs to be modified, hopefully by lifestyle changes, but you might need anti lipids, if treatment pending a concerted 6-12 month trial of diligent low saturated fat diet (less than 7 g sat fat/day) low glucose, 4x/week exercise (even walking briskly 30 min). U need to worry esp if u r of South Asian descent. HDL goal >40 mg/dl at least; LDL ...Read more

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I've been told my cholesterol is 125, but I have a good ratio of HDL to ldl. Should I get a particle size test to check for LDL and a c reactivpro tes?

If you want to,,,: You have a very good total cholesterol and you say you have a good hdl/ldl ratio, which means your LDL can't be very high and would almost definitely be within the lowest range, so this is highly unlikely to be a problem for you. You're also older with this, making it even less of a problem. You might, therefore want to save it for later in life unless you just want to know now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Lipids: Drs. Are concerned about elevated lipids because they are associated frequently with atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

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36yo cholesterol 247, HDL 64, LDL 163 VLDL 20 chol/ratio 3.9 triglycerides 99. Is this really bad? This is fasting!!

36yo cholesterol 247, HDL 64, LDL 163 VLDL 20 chol/ratio 3.9 triglycerides 99. Is this really bad? This is fasting!!

I'd treat it: Sensible diet and exercise are your best friends always, and this is where to start if you're able to. If your physician thinks it's time to start medication, then I hope you find something that's convenient and effective. ...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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Lipid test results: TC : 248, HDL : 44, LDL : 175. TRIG : 145. CHOL/HDLC ratio = 5.6. I eat well and exercise. Do I need advanced lipid test?

Lipid test results: TC : 248, HDL : 44, LDL : 175. TRIG : 145. CHOL/HDLC ratio = 5.6. I eat well and exercise. Do I need advanced lipid test?

Cholesterol testing: Is this your first test? - if so I don't think so - while some of the advanced testing may be helpful in patients with either normal labs but with heart disease or patients unresponsive to treatment - I still think the basic lipid panel - as you have had provides enough information to treat/not treat - in your case I would consider starting medication and diet Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hdl choles 110. Ldl is 159. Tgs are 40. Chol/hdlc ratio is 2.5. Total 277. Do I really need to be on meds? Glucose and insulin norm. Opinions?

Hdl choles 110. Ldl is 159. Tgs are 40. Chol/hdlc ratio is 2.5. Total 277. Do I really need to be on meds? Glucose and insulin norm. Opinions?

Probably not.: Assuming you have normal blood pressure (less than 140/90), don't smoke, and that you don't have a family history of early heart disease (very important), your risk for a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years is 2-4 %. This is low risk. Therefore, by textbook, you don't need cholesterol med.

Check out our risk calculator: http://www. Ucvamedtools. Com/prevent. ...Read more

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AGE 38.CHOLESTROL LEVEL. TC-251mg/dl. HDL-34.LDL-187.TRI G-376. TC/HDL RATIO-7.3.LDL/HDL RATIO-5.5 VLDL-75.24.NON HDL-216.84. Is it high risk? Remedypls

AGE 38.CHOLESTROL LEVEL. TC-251mg/dl. HDL-34.LDL-187.TRI G-376. TC/HDL RATIO-7.3.LDL/HDL RATIO-5.5 VLDL-75.24.NON HDL-216.84. Is it high risk? Remedypls

Yes, meds+lifestyle: What is your BMI? Have you gained weight? This may affect your numbers and suggests a remedy as well. In addition to lipid medications, you need to be screened for type 2 diabetes and fatty liver. Beginning a proper diet and exercise program and losing weight weight will help as well. If you smoke, get help to quit. ...Read more

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What are reasons why doctors are concerned if a patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldl's to hdl's?

What are reasons why doctors are concerned if a patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldl's to hdl's?

Heart attacks: Those are risk factors for arteriosclerosis which is the cause of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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How bad is my blood work? Cholesterol 221 h, HDL 47, trig 116, LDL 151 h, chol/hdl ratio 4.7, non HDL chol 174 h never heard of non HDL 174 is scary!

How bad is my blood work? Cholesterol 221 h, HDL 47, trig 116, LDL 151 h, chol/hdl ratio 4.7, non HDL chol 174 h never heard of non HDL 174 is scary!

Too high: You need to lower your LDL and non-hdl cholesterol (just another means of measuring ldl). Try to follow a plant based diet (vegetarian is very healthy) and/or consider drug treatment, especially if you have any other risk factors. ...Read more

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3yr ago Cholesterol was 5.98 mmol/L now Serum 5.39mmol/L, Triglecerides 1.11 HDL 1.41 Cholesterol HDL 3.8 ratio LDL 3.48 mmol/L (.48over) Is it OK?

3yr ago Cholesterol was 5.98 mmol/L now Serum 5.39mmol/L, Triglecerides 1.11 HDL 1.41 Cholesterol HDL 3.8 ratio LDL 3.48 mmol/L (.48over) Is it OK?

Cholesterol made by: Every animal cell on planet, part of all animal cell membranes, enables animals to move, has never been correct issue for arterial disease. Correct issue, published 1950 & repeatedly verified, has always been lipoproteins: low LDL & high Large HDL concentrations best. Study: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Low-density_lipoprotein etc., get NMR lipoprofile by Vantera analyzer & study my many answers. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 250, HDL 88, LDL 112, ratio 3.0 No smoker, 22 BMI, 61 inches tall, 116 lbs. 57 yr old female. Should I take statins? No other risk factor

No need: Unless you have diabetes, strong family history, or diabetes. However, listen to primary doctors recommendations, as some details may make statins necessary. Diet and exercise control always helps to reduce risk. ...Read more

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My husband (35.5 yrs) is on atorvastatin 10 mg for 2 months. Hdl 42, LDL 93, ratio 3.5. Dr. Has advised to take it for 2 more months. Is it safe to ttc?

My husband (35.5 yrs) is on atorvastatin 10 mg for 2 months. Hdl 42, LDL 93, ratio 3.5. Dr. Has advised to take it for 2 more months. Is it safe to ttc?

Atorvastatin: Atorvastatin, like all statins & cholesterol lowering medications, is not typically intended for short-term use, but rather life-long to lower one's risk for heart attacks, strokes, etc. However, I have offered to stop this medication if someone is able to change their lifestyle dramatically. Regardless, your husband's statin should have no impact on you but you can't take it during pregnancy. ...Read more

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They did a lipid test on me but don't know how to read results cholesterol 150, trig 155, HDL 31, chol/hdl ratio 4.84, LDL 88, non HDL 119. Good or bad?

They did a lipid test on me but don't know how to read results cholesterol 150, trig 155, HDL 31, chol/hdl ratio 4.84, LDL 88, non HDL 119. Good or bad?

Average: Your HDL chol is low- the only way to improve is to exercise daily and to keep ideal body weight.
Keep the LDL level around 70 if you have strong fh of coronary artery disease.
Your triglycerides are borderline high which can be corrected by daily exercise and proper diet. (low in carbohydrate and sweets). ...Read more

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How do you calculate the risks of the LDL and HDL cholesterol ratio?

Not easily: The LDL and HDL ratio is not routinely advised. A better calculation is perhaps cholesterol minus hdl-c or non-hdl-c.
In many instances this number should not exceed 30 beyond your ldl-c goal which is based on your own risk. If your ldl-c goal is 70 then non-hdl goal is 100 or less. The triglyceride/hdl ratio may be predictive of risk as well as diabetes. Some believe it should be less than 3. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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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