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My Cholesterol Results Were 278 Is That Bad
So I saw a report that said normal triglyceride levels for my age are 0-89, and my triglyceride level is 155. What are triglycerides? Is this bad?
No: We usually consider under 200 to be normal. I would not worry at all about 155. ...Read more
My total cholesterol was 155, triglycerides 70, LDL 98. All normal, but HDL was low at 38. I am on propranolol for wpw. Is this bad? Normal weight.
C3C,C4C,normal on blood test but CH50 was the high end of 6.0. I'm assuming this is good news? They were testing for Andgeioadema since my sis has it
My HDL was very high which was good but my LDL (the "bad") was about 18 points too high. Is the LDL significant in the grand sceme of it all?
LDL is atherogenic: Risk of developing heart disease based on multiple factors& excess LDL is only 1 of them. At your age, lifestyle changes to decrease LDL ought to be undertaken as first step. Signif decrease your intake of saturated fats (fats that are solid at room temp =butter), shellfish, egg yolk to name a few. Eat a Mediterranean diet as much as possible. Walk 10000 steps/day. Recheck fasting lipid 6 months ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently bloodwork showed my triglycerides to be 154 despite very good cholesterol numbers. Is this at all worrisome?
Almost normal: Nothing to worry about right now. Normal upper limit is 150 and i don't normally worry unless they are above 300. Given they are borderline, you may want to watch your weight, increase exercise and get them rechecked in a year to make sure they stay controlled. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I just had my cholesterol checked. ldl and hdl were perfect but triglycerides were high, and I've seen my heart rate pretty low can that be a factor??
My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good. Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?
Not necessarily but: Saturated fats can affect cholesterol levels, but about half of those who die from cardiovascular disease have "normal" lipid levels. Saturated fats may cause arterial damage independent of effects on lipid levels, but the degree to which saturated fats increase risk of heart disease is controversial. See https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/saturated_fat_and_cardiovascular_disease_controversy & comment:. ...Read more
My ca 26.29 is at 46.3, my bun ratio is 22.9 and my homocysteine is 15.6. These are the only high results on blood test. Are they related in any way?
Talk with your doc: Please ask your doctor to explain to you what they all mean --. ...Read more
How bad is triponin levels in the .55 range?Y levels were that way with no damage showing on ecg? How is that possible? I have comcerns
First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203 and last test just done was 213 with HDL and LDL all in normal ranges. Is this good or bad?
Depends: Cholesterol norms vary depending on the risk factors one has such as the presence of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart attack, etc. Knowing that as well as the actual #s for your cholesterol fractions may help better determine whether those are normal in your case or not. ...Read more
My doctor says my cholesterol are 4.73 and that it should be 3.3. Ldl blood test. Is this a really bad number?
Depends on Particles: In addition to these answers, you should have LDL particle number (ldl-p) checked. Ldl cholesterol (ldl-c) is commonly used to "estimate" the number of LDL particles. However, because the amount of cholesterol carried inside LDL is so variable, ldl-c often underestimates ldl-p. When ldl-c and ldl-p differ substantially, numerous studies show cardiovascular risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a total protein of 6.5 bad? All enzymes are within normal range I did have fatty liver but it's not showing on Us scan anymore.
I just got my liver blood test and the levels of alt are !45U/L. The normal range on the results paper is 5-37 doctor said Normal. What do you think ?
ALT: This is a borderline result for ALT. It is difficult to interpret lab results without knowing the clinical setting. If your doctor is not concerned, you're probably okay. A reasonable approach may be to repeat that lab test down the road, particularly while avoiding alcohol, to see if it improves. You should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
My SGPT is 209 and my SGOT is 142 and my ANA is 1/160 and M2 +++. AMA is <1:20.ALP is 50 What do you think these results mean ?can you briefly explain
I completed a biometric screening this morning. How can my total cholesterol be 205 when my HDL is 85, Triglycerides 89, LDL 103, non-HDL 120 and ratio 2.4? Seems if the make-up of the total is all good then the total should be too?
What do you suggest if my HDL was very high which was good but my LDL (the bad) was about 18 points too high. I significant in the grand sceme of it all?
Actual numbers: It's hard to render an opinion without the actual numbers and without knowing more about you (your total risk is not determined only by your cholesterol) but, in general, what you've described would not be any cause for alarm or require treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my HDL was very high which was good but my LDL (the "bad") was about 18 points too high. I significant in the grand sceme of it all?
Old school vs new: Previously, we stated that HDL greater than 60mg/dL was protective & allowed us to subtract a risk factor when calculating risk for future heart attack. We then decided your LDL goal based upon risk. Since 11/13, we no longer have LDL "goals". Instead, we have 4 groups who may benefit from statins (only drug proven to prevent heart attacks, not just lower LDL). So focus on lifestyle then recheck ...Read more
My ALT serum level was 48 and my triglycerides were 485. Hdl was 39, and cholesterol was 226. I'm only 30 so why is this like this. I feel fine.
Questions: You didn't mention what your sugar level is? Are you overweight? Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes? Do you drink much alcohol? All of the above can affect your triglycerides. If all are perfect, and if you're not overweight, and if you eat a healthy diet, then you've inherited a bad gene...Luck of the draw...Sorry! but you can correct it with diet, exercise, and medication. ...Read more
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