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What should i do to make my cholesterol lower? because on lipid test it was 6.7

What should i do to make my cholesterol lower? because on lipid test it was 6.7

May not need to...: While that is high it's important to know the subtypes: HDL, LDL and esp. small dense LDL. Cholesterol does not cause heart disease; the real cause is inflammation. Hypothyroidism can cause high cholesterol. Here are links to useful articles: http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 http://www.drdach.com/Statins_for_Women.html ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent?

What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent?

See below: The total cholesterol is made up of 3 parts; triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. The exact formula is total cholesterol equals HDL + LDL + (triglycerides / 5). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my lipid profile shows cholesterol=156, hdl=42.8, trigly=191, ldl-c=76 and vldl-c=38. What?

Should i be concerned if my lipid profile shows cholesterol=156, hdl=42.8, trigly=191, ldl-c=76 and vldl-c=38. What?

No need for concern: Your lipid profile is fine. To help your cause, have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

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For about 1- 1/2 week my breasts tissue turned soft and also decreased in size. I previously had low cholesterol and lipid levels. What may it be?

For about 1- 1/2 week my breasts tissue turned soft and also decreased in size. I previously had low cholesterol and lipid levels. What may it be?

Weight loss?: Your breasts are largely composed of fat and so will shrink when you lose weight. They also are normally fuller during the luteal phase ( the 2 weeks before your period starts) in response to progesterone. Caffeine can exaggerate this effect. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long after accutane should I have lipids and liver tested? I just want to check on them to be safe, as my cholesterol is 195. Now on last month.

How long after accutane should I have lipids and liver tested? I just want to check on them to be safe, as my cholesterol is 195. Now on last month.

Accutane: hello~ the 3 main worries w accutane: pregnancy (NOT while you take it) . TRANSAMINITIS -liver enzymes go up, and depression and suicidal ideation. You must be followed by an MD. Get liver enzymes monthly while on and for 3 months after. If enzymes at baseline after 3 mo off stop tests thanks ...Read more

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Fm49, pre menopause, my lipid profile:cholesterol 248, tg 166, HDL 56, ldl146, vldl33. In the light of latest guidelines how bad is this?Do i need med

Diet and exercise,,: Your total cholesterol is not very high, the triglycerides can be lower, and the LDL is important to get low like below 100. However your HDL is high at 56 and that's good as it helps offset the ldl/bad cholesterol. Your goals should be to get the total below 200 and the LDL below 100. The triglycerides should be under 150. Diet ; exercise should help or you can see your dr. For a statin med. ...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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For cholesterol blood tests, what are the differences in lipid panels?

For cholesterol blood tests, what are the differences in lipid panels?

CMS panel: Centers of medicare and medicaid services has panel for lipid profile. The test should be done on fasting blood sample and the entities measured are total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. Ldl and vldl are calculated. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003491.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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