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Lipid Panel With Reflex To Direct Ldl
Confused by lipids - 132 total chol (good), 32 HDL (low), 101 Trig (good), 80 LDL (good), 100 Non-HDL, but Pattern B with bad peak/particle sizes. 69 apolipo B and 28 LP(a) both good. Risk overall?
The lipid panel=measurements of cholesterol, triglycerides & Apo-A (of HDL particles) to estimate cholesterol within both High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) & Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) particles in water outside cells. It does not measure actual LDL or HDL particle concentrations, the key issue driving arterial disease: heart attack, stroke & peripheral ...Read more
The only abnormality in my lipid panel is LDL 128. Is it time to stop my Lipitor (atorvastatin) statin drug. Now ?
Depends : It depends on what your LDL was to start and if you have any co-existing vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, family history or smoking history. There are some numbers that are absolutely too high and meds are needed but many people fall into a grey zone and all variable need to be considered. Diet and exercise should be the first line of intervention for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipid panel done on 05/09/2014, results are:CHOL 246.00 mg/dL. . TGL 78. HDL 43. LDL 187.4: meds and diet by doc not helping, suggestions?
Find and Fix Causes: It is important to determine why the LDL cholesterol is elevated. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise on someone with the following lipid panel being prescribed a statin: hdl=136, ldl=108, triglyc=50 total cho=248 I am 58, female, nonsmoker.
If : If those are your levels before taking any medication and there is no premature heart disease in your family and you have no high blood pressure or diabetes or heart disease or history of stroke you do not need treatment. Some people have a high HDL cholesterol and still get heart problems. But in general, an HDL level above 60 is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Most experts do not use ratios now but look at non-hdl cholesterol (total minus the hdl) and the levels of LDL cholesterol. You appear to not need any lipid therapy with those levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel mean. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
Complicated answer: Total cholesterol is comprised of cholesterol contained in multiple particles. These are: 1. Hdl (good) 2. Ldl (very bad) 3. Vldl (bad) 4. Idl (bad) 5. Chylomicrons and remnants (bad) 6. Lp(a) one easy way to assess your total bad cholesterol is to calculate non-hdl cholesterol by subtracting HDL from total. Some studies say this is better than ldl. Ideal levels of this are less than 130 mg/dl. ...Read more
Does my lipid panel below need to get better:
total cholesterol: 178
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?
Can you tell me what the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
My HDL is 81, LDL is 132 and my triglycerides are 60. And lipid panel cholesterol shows 225. Can you tell me what this means please?
Had a lipid panel! ttl cholesterol- 159. Triglycerides- 61. Hdl- 38. Ldl- 106. Vldl- 12. Ttl cholest/hdl- 4.1. Non-hdl- 118. Is this good?
And the answer is: Total cholesterol under 200 is desirable (good) hdl less than 40 at risk of heart disease total LDL less than 100 good at 106 it is optimal. At your age i would stay/get active and watch the fried foods, junk foods. Get healthy for a lifetime and check again in 4 months and you will be suprised at how fast you can turn the numbers around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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