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What is the normal range of HDL and LDL in the blood?

What is the normal range of HDL and LDL in the blood?

By gender and risk: Ldl below 130 is okay for most, <100 is better, people at high risk of cardiac disease are expected to shoot for <70.
Hdl for men >40 and >50 for women is normal. Higher readings are generally better, . ...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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My ldl, HDL are very low below normal range but my triglyceride is very high. What should I do?

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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I have elevated CRP (1.5) high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range Low monocye percentage Crp and cholesterol related?

I have elevated CRP (1.5) high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range Low monocye percentage Crp and cholesterol related?

Cholesterol is a fat: Which allows animal cell membranes to be flexible & humans to move; has little to do with arterial disease though promoted by NIH. Gov for 4 decades for less $. Typical total cholesterol before people 1st obvious heart attack 170 mg/dL. LDL-C is not measured from your blood, only estimated: LDL-C = TC - HDL-C - 1/5th triglycerides. Get NMR lipoprotein test, get LDL particles <400 to max 700 nmol/L ...Read more

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My total cholesterol, ldl, hdl, triglycerides & glucose are in normal range but lipoprotein lpa is 90.83, range should be less then 30 should I be worried?

My total cholesterol, ldl, hdl, triglycerides & glucose are in normal range but lipoprotein lpa is 90.83, range should be less then 30 should I be worried?

Fix cause or niacin: Lipoprotein (a), [Lp (a)], is an LDL particle with an extra protein, apolipoprotein (a), attached to it. Increased Lp (a) is most commonly inherited. Other causes include hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, and increased trans fat intake. If one of these problems is present it should be treated. High Lp (a) does increase cardiovascular risk. Niacin can lower Lp (a) but has adverse effects. ...Read more

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Canadian bloodwork. Are these ranges normal? Cholestrol- 4.80 mmol/l ldl- 3.14 mmol/l hdl- 1.33 mmol/l. I'm worried

Canadian bloodwork. Are these ranges normal? Cholestrol- 4.80 mmol/l ldl- 3.14 mmol/l hdl- 1.33 mmol/l. I'm worried

Normal cholesterol: Hi, these values are within the normal range for a patient your age: total cholesterol should be 1.0 mmol/l. ...Read more

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How is it possible for me to have low cholesterol when both my HDL and LDL are smack dab right in the middle of the normal ranges?

How is it possible for me to have low cholesterol when both my HDL and LDL are smack dab right in the middle of the normal ranges?

It's A Good Thing: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (idl), high density lipoprotein (hdl), very low density lipoprotein (vldl), and chylomicrons. LDL-C and HDL-C can be in the "normal range" and the total cholesterol from all particles can still be relatively low. Overall, this is a favorable finding. ...Read more

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First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203 and last test just done was 213 with HDL and LDL all in normal ranges. Is this good or bad?

First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203 and last test just done was 213 with HDL and LDL all in normal ranges. Is this good or bad?

Depends: Cholesterol norms vary depending on the risk factors one has such as the presence of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart attack, etc. Knowing that as well as the actual #s for your cholesterol fractions may help better determine whether those are normal in your case or not. ...Read more

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First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203. Last test in 2013 was 213 with LDL and HDL all in normal ranges. Is this a good or bad sign?

First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203. Last test in 2013 was 213 with LDL and HDL all in normal ranges. Is this a good or bad sign?

Very good/keep up,,,: This is very good as you've apparently kept your cholesterol from increasing dramatically. Everything else is in range so if you keep working on that total and do good diet and exercise, you'll be doing everything you can short of meds to keep it under control. Best of luck. ...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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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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Total cholesterol is 232. Ldl direct is 150. Tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.4...Do I need medication or is it normal?

Total cholesterol is 232. Ldl direct is 150. Tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.4...Do I need medication or is it normal?

Depends on Particles: More than cholesterol, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is related to the number of LDL (LDL-P) and HDL particles (HDL-P). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree CVD risk tracks with high LDL-P and/or low HDL-P, not LDL-C or HDL-C. Talk to your doctor about next steps. ...Read more

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Recently got my blood test report. 1. Ast (sgot)-65 (range:10-40 u/l) 2. Alt (sgpt)-71 (range:09-46 u/l) 3. Cholesterol-hdl (37) & ldl/hdl ratio>3.03 (avg. Risk 2.29-4.90) what could these be indicating?

Recently got my blood test report. 1. Ast (sgot)-65 (range:10-40 u/l) 2. Alt (sgpt)-71 (range:09-46 u/l) 3. Cholesterol-hdl (37) & ldl/hdl ratio>3.03 (avg. Risk 2.29-4.90) what could these be indicating?

Lab data: You have some form of hepatitis (irritation of liver cells) but the cause of this is unclear. Your lipid profile is incomplete but what you provided seems of no major concern. None of this is of substantial value without placing it into a clinical context and the only person who can do that is the doctor who ordered the testing. ...Read more

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32 hypochondriac/anxiety worried about heart attack. Adopted, no fam histry, latest lipid; HDL 30, LDL 74, total 164, ratio 5.4, tricly 277, stress test normal. About 20lbs overweight. Any real risk? Thanks!

32 hypochondriac/anxiety worried about heart attack. Adopted, no fam histry, latest lipid; HDL 30, LDL 74, total 164, ratio 5.4, tricly 277, stress test normal. About 20lbs overweight. Any real risk? Thanks!

Some risk: Aside from family history the biggest risk factors are male age 45 or over (female 55 or over), smoking cigarettes, hypertension and HDL less than 40. Your low HDL and elevated triglycerides suggests that you need to reduce your weight and increase exercise: this will help to raise HDL and reduce tryglycerides. Follow a Mediterranean type diet: go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more

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How normal is it to have higher HDL than ldl?

How normal is it to have higher HDL than ldl?

Abnormal -> Careful: Ldl particles, expressed as a concentration in nmol/l essentially always higher than HDL particle concentrations, expressed ┬Ámol/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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My HDL is 24 and LDL is 163. Is it normal? What should I do?

My HDL is 24 and LDL is 163. Is it normal? What should I do?

Needs treatment: If you already modified diet, exercise regularly and don't smoke & maintain an ideal body weight you need treatment as your HDL is low & LDL is high. ...Read more

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My HDL is 35, LDL 92 & triglycerides is 75 is these normal, high or low?

My HDL is 35, LDL 92 & triglycerides is 75 is these normal, high or low?

Low HDL: Low HDL cholesterol is a concern, even when LDL and triglycerides (tg's) are normal. Patients with low HDL and normal LDL / tg's can still have increased levels of LDL particles or apo b, and if so, may be at increased risk for heart disease. Low HDL syndromes like this are one of the indications for checking levels of atherogenic lipoproteins like apob or LDL particle number. See a specialist. ...Read more

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Total cholestrol-154, triglycerides-137, hdl-35, ldl-92, vldl-27, bp110/90 bp is it normal?

Total cholestrol-154, triglycerides-137, hdl-35, ldl-92, vldl-27, bp110/90 bp is it normal?

Normal or Healthy?: In us, typical total chol. Prior to first obvious heart attack: 170 mg/dl. However, cholesterol is made by every animal (including human) cell, part of cell membranes ; not correct issue; promoted as a ways to guess at LDL particle numbers yet poor correlation, esp. On individual basis. Nmr lipoprotein assay is highly accurate; lipid assays not. Trigs a bit high ; promoted by carb/sugar foods. ...Read more

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My HDL Cholestrol is 49.5 and LDL Cholestrol is 42.5. Very low than normal. What are the risk factors involved?

My HDL Cholestrol is 49.5 and LDL Cholestrol is 42.5. Very low than normal. What are the risk factors involved?

No risk: Hi. That lipoprotein profile per se confers no risk on you. There are populations who have LDL in that range, and suffer no ill effects. In fact, it's probably GOOD for you. Live healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck! ...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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Hi. My HDL is 0.804 mmol/l and LDL is 1.27 mmol/l and total c is 2.60 mmol/l and triglycerine is 1.16 mmol/l and my hemoglobin is 135 are these normal?

Hi. My HDL is 0.804 mmol/l and LDL is 1.27 mmol/l and total c is 2.60 mmol/l and triglycerine is 1.16 mmol/l and my hemoglobin is 135 are these normal?

Not quite: Hb of 135 is lower than normal for a male.
Hdl of 0, 804 is also low.
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. Please consult your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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My fasing sugar is 142mg, /dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146? Are these levels normal?

My fasing sugar is 142mg, /dl, s.cholestrol 211, s.triglycerides 267, HDL cholestrole 36, LDL cholestrol 146? Are these levels normal?

Metabolic Syndrome.: These numbers are not normal. In fact, they seem very consistent with something called metabolic syndrome - high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high LDL, high triglycerides, low HDL. It's linked to high insulin levels in the blood and, as you can imagine, is very atherogenic. If you're overweight, losing weight will certainly help this. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of LDL, hdl, gp and total cholesterol?

See below: Total cholesterol <200, LDL <130, better <100, if at high risk <70, HDL >40 in men, >50 in women, higher is better, triglycerides <150. These values need to be looked at in the context of risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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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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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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Why does my test show normal level of LDL and triglyceride but elevated level of hdl?

Why does my test show normal level of LDL and triglyceride but elevated level of hdl?

That' a good thing: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. High HDL is commonly associated with lower heart disease risk. ...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