Low hdl and low triglycerides - Doctor answers
Sweets & alcohol: Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (which our body process as a type of sugar). Avoid sweets, especially those in liquid form, control diabetes (if you have it), limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day at most. Exercise at least 5 days a week, keep a healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
29 yo women. What causes low HDL (0, 85)? My LDL (2, 15) is normal and triglycerides little bit high (1, 74 should be 1, 70). What should I do?
My cholesterol is low at 99. My LDL and HDL are also both low. HDL 34.6. LDL 46. Triglycerides 86. Should I be concerned?
No. Low LDL is good.: Try raising HDL. Look for foods with monounsaturated fats (olive oil, etc.). Read up on such foods on nutrition websites. Avoiding sugars and simple starches should help raise HDL (good cholesterol). Fruits have a lot of sugar, and most breads are simple starches. Protein such as chicken breast, pork loin (whiter meat), and tofu can be eaten instead of carbs. Exercising will also raise the HDL. ...Read more
My blood test showed low hdl, normal ldl, 3x normal amount on triglycerides, any suggestions on how to fix these number?
Low HDL my husband just got his bloodwork results back and our doctor wrote that his HDL levels are a bit low (41) (total cholesterol-148, triglycerides-44, and ldl-98). He is underweight for his height (150 lbs 6'4"), does not smoke and is not seditave, s
Given your husband's lack of obesity, lack of smoking, and non sedentary existence, I doubt that you have much to worry about. Only if he has a strong family history of premature coronary disease would I be worried.
Niacin can boost hdl. Over the counter preparations are generally not as effective as prescription preparations and are subject to the same serious side effects as the prescription drugs. Niacin is best used under the careful guidance of a physician. ...Read more
9 y/o obese- high triglycerides, low HDL and ALT of 49. Doc recommended diet/exercise. Any other tests needed? Any activity restrictions required?
Diabetic?: Regardless of what else is found a blood test suggesting abnormal lipids require lifestyle change intervention. ...Read more
W 30 yo. Low HDL (0.85 vs 1.3 max), high triglycerides (1, 74), neutrophile (8 vs 7, 5 max), normal LDL 2.15, hba1c 5.2 and fgp 4, 6, TSH 2.23.no medica?
Lab data: It is very difficult, if not impossible to interpret lab data in the absence of clinical information or relevance. My advice is to discuss this with the doctor who ordered these tests and not try to self-diagnose over the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more
Obesity: Or inactive lifestyle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi my husband having low HDL but normal LDL and very high tryglycerides and he is skinny person and BMI is perfect... Y this is happening for him?
Indirectly: Accutane incresases levels of a protein called apociii, which is an inhibtior of another protein apocii. Apo cii is the binding site for an important enzyme called lipoprotein lipase, which when acts on triglyceride containing particles removes or hydrolyzes triglycerides (tg's). Too much apociii (via accutane) raises tg's. High tg's are a very common cause of low hdl. Thus Accutane lowers hdl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back to basics: Thanks for your data! Numbers all look pretty good. Tg is only mildly elevated and would respond best to low calorie diet with focus on reducing high glycemic index foods and fructose. Tg may come down, but I am not sure there is great benefit to that. Real focus of treatment is LDL but that is great. Eat plenty of fish. Regular aerobic exercise. Maintain healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated: The conventional wisdom is that HDL helps to remove cholesterol from your arteries and epidemiological studies clearly show that the lower the hdl, the higher the risk and vice versa but drugs that raise the HDL have had disappointing results making the conventional wisdom suspect. It may just be a marker for something else. Bottom line: we're not sure why but it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease risk.: Hdl (high density lipoprotein) protects the body by removing excess cholesterol from the walls of arteries. A high HDL (>60 mg/dl) can protect the body from heart disease. A low HDL (<30 mg/dl), on the other hand, is a risk factor for developing heart disease. A patient with low HDL can exercise, lose weight, or take medication to raise it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
LDL Not Cholesterol: Artery disease: typically beings ~age 7; yet asymptomatic for decades. Ldl particles entering artery walls is the primary driver; HDL helps ↓ ds. Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been correct issue but promoted because (as 1 fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was/is cheaper to measure & if very ↑ (esp. Fasting) correlates with ↑ LDL particles. See NMR particle test many tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 risk factor score: The national cholesterol education program suggests that having a significantly low (<40) HDL is equivalent to having a major risk factor like smoking, high bp, high ldl, diabetes or fan history of early coronary disease. This is usually a genetically based phenomenon, and thus far drugs have not been effective on improving outcomes by trying to raise hdl. Exercise and red wine (moderate) may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the correlation between high hba1c 8.19, total cholestrol 130.2, low HDL 31.6, and low LDL c?
Diabetes Insulin LPL: Patients with diabetes, Insulin resistance and or high triglycerides often have changes in lipoprotein lipase levels, driving the exchange of triglycerides with cholesterol between vldl and LDL and hdl. This creates cholesterol depleted LDL and HDL particles, hence the measure of cholesterol in HDL and LDL is low. In addition small HDL particles are unstable and break apart, hence low levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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