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Perhaps High TG's: Patients with high triglyceride (tg's) levels often have increased levels of vldl with low or normal LDL levels. Tg's in vldl move into LDL and in return LDL sends cholesterol back into vldl. This same process happens with HDL cholesterol, depleting cholesterol from LDL and hdl, and thus lowering LDL and hdl, while vldl cholesterol increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the purpose or uses of small size particle LDL cholesterol in the body of a healthy human being that has no inflammation?
Essential for health: Most people think of cholesterol as dangerous, but it's essential for health, in fact life as we know it could not exist without it. Ldl transports cholesterol to cells, where it's a huge component of the membranes of each cell, is the main building block for cortisol, testosterone, vit d & other essential hormones & is used to make bile, essential for both digestion and detoxification.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 41 female my card ran a chol test LDL 48 HDL 89 and triglyceride 167 all other blood work normal. He said these numbers are ok u agree?
Cholesterol: Absolutely, better than mine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a particular diet that is recommended before having my blood drawn for LDL testing? I'm going in to have blood drawn next week in order to measure LDL levels. Should i adhere to a special diet or avoid any particular foods in the days before the
No diet: Cholesterol level are not going to change with a week of diet. If you are also measuring triglycerides (and most lipid panels will) you ought to avoid any alcohol for 3-7 days prior to blood withdrawing as alcohol may increase triglycerides level acutely ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An LDL of <130 is considered safe but <100 is considered safe for a diabetic. What is considered safe for a diagnosed pre-diabetic?
My LDL was 243 today the doctor called and prescribed me Lipitor (atorvastatin) icant afford this can I safely wait and call her tomorrow 5 ft 5 inches 180 lbs.
Not enough info: Don't know your hdl, total cholesterol and triglycerides. I have never prescribed Lipitor (atorvastatin) for it is diet related (except in the case of genetic cause) and sugar is probably the nasty guy because dr john yudkin showed that sugar caused heart disease and many other disease in 1973. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer