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My clorestrol is 237 and LDL is 162?

My clorestrol  is 237 and LDL is 162?

Need Information: Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (cvd) risk. More than cholesterol, cvd is related to the number of LDL (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. ...Read more

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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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How to reduce LDL?

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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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What causes high ldl?

What causes high ldl?

Many Considerations: Ldl can be elevated for a variety of reasons. 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 more

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How to lower LDL levels?

How to lower LDL levels?

Healthy lifestyle: If you're overweight, try to reach optimal weight. Don't smoke. Eat a vegetarian diet if you don't already. Exercise daily . If you have diabetes, keep your HgbA1c ...Read more

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How do I lower my LDL levels?

How do I lower my LDL levels?

Hatd work but possib: I would try diet exercise & weight loss first...If that's ineffective than medication could be considered. ...Read more

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Is an LDL level of 2.74mmol/l ok?

LDL: We generally like LDL to be close to 2.1mm/l. Depending on risk factor profile 2.74 might be ok but getting it lower wouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower ldl?

What is the best way to lower ldl?

Combination : Of diet, exercise and most likely medications like a statin. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My LDL is 141. What does that mean?

My LDL is 141. What does that mean?

Elevated cholesterol: LDL is known as the "bad" cholesterol. Normal for most people is <130. Elevated levels are associated with heart disease but giving you your young age you can probably start with lifestyle changes. You should discuss it further with your doctor. ...Read more

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My LDL is 216 can I do gym at night?

My LDL is 216 can I do gym at night?

Yes: It sounds like a great idea. Let your personal physician know first whether you need to be screened for coronary artery atherosclerosis. Stop doing fitness stuff if you have angina-type chest pain or something similar or you feel unwell. ...Read more

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My LDL is 212 should I eat flex seads?

My LDL is 212 should I eat flex seads?

Medication: It is unlikely that lifestyle modifications and supplements would get your LDL to goal. You will likely need medications. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My LDL came back 2.74 mmol/l is this ok?

Probably, if no CAD: Low density lipoprotein can be expressed in mmol/l or mg/dl. Most of us are acquainted with the latter. 2.74 mmol/l converts to 106 mg/dl. For the general population, treatment of LDL doesn't begin until over 160 (or 190) mg/dl and goal is to lower to under 130. For those at high risk of coronary disease, goal is 100, and those who have proven cad, goal is further reduced to 70 mg/dl. ...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 do you think about for lowering ldls ?

What do you think about  for lowering ldls
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Statins and diet: While exercise and dietary changes can certainly impact the ldl, statins are the most widely accepted prescription to truly lower the LDL and decrease the risk for heart disease and stroke. You can help your cholesterol by raising your HDL but the research is very firm that lowering your LDL is paramount to decreasing your overall risk. Speak with your doctor about the best combination therapies. ...Read more

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My LDL is 216 how can I control my LDL level?

My LDL is 216 how can I control my LDL level?

Medications: Not speaking about you specifically, but it would be very hard to bring your LDL down to goal without medication. Keep a diet low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, and exercise regularly, but discuss medications with your doctor as well. ...Read more

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What is the perfect level of LDL in the body?

The lower the better: Granted, while the 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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At age 29 LDL is 133. Is it ok or problematic?

At age 29 LDL is 133. Is it ok or problematic?

Too high.: Cholesterol is a risk factor that affects the body with respect to time. So having an elevated LDL cholesterol at such a young age cannot be ignored. That being said, I would prefer you lowering it through diet and exercise rather than by starting medication at such a young age. But it needs to be lower. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I take my LDL is 216?

What kind of food should I take my LDL is 216?

Cut back on: Fatty and greasy foods, red meat, saturated fats, snacks, eat more fruits, veggies and fish, exercise more etc. Best wishes! http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/hb_web/15-tips-for-lowering-your-cholesterol-naturally.htm. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/high_cholesterol_alternative-therapies. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how LDL and vldl differ?

Can you please tell me how LDL and vldl differ?

Lipoproteins: Vldl is a triglyceride (tg) rich lipoprotein produced by the liver. Prediabetes, type ii diabetes and Insulin resistance all increase production of vldl particles. Vldl particles are cleared by removing tg. This produces remnant particles that are further converted to LDL particles. Ldl particle number is significantly and independently related to cardiovascular risk, vldl particle number is not. ...Read more

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