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How to reduce LDL?

How to reduce LDL?

Lifestyle changes: Diet (limit animal protein), exercise & weight loss...statin drugs if still not at goal ...Read more

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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


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What exactly does having high vldl while having low LDL in my lipid profile indicate?

What exactly does having high vldl while having low LDL in my lipid profile indicate?

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 more

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Can you tell me, what are good LDL levels?

The lower the better: Granted,mother newest guidelines are rather vague about actual target LDL levels to achieve, the lower the better. 130 is good, 100 better, 70 awesome. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.

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

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Is there anything dangerous with an LDL of 122 and HDL of 95?

Is there anything dangerous with an LDL of 122 and HDL of 95?

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 more

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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you  lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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