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Dr. William Cromwell
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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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My LDL is 140 and my total cholesterol is 216. Do I need cholesterol medicine if my tryglycerides are 75 and my HDL is 61?

Cholesterol,LDL: From the Framingham heart and other studies the LDL hypothesis is held to give LDL value as a strong risk factor for atherosclerotic disease,At age 64 something untoward likely will occur within the next 44 years,there is a good statistical probability it will be a vascular event. ...Read more

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Hi if my systolic is 140 and diastolic is below 90 , is consider prehypertension ?

Hi if my systolic is 140 and diastolic is below 90 , is consider prehypertension ?

Absolutely:IfTypical: Keep in mind: each reading, both systolic & diastolic (by all conventional methods) are actually estimations, read from only a single heart beat/pulse, different 1 each value. Of the 2, systolic reading has far stronger correlation with cardiovascular complications over time. Even stronger: the pulse pressure (difference between the 2); is a function of CO, artery stiffness & aortic valve status. ...Read more

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My creatinine is .8 and my NON-HDL CHOLESTERO isL 140 while my LDL Cholesterol is 121..concerning? Thank you

My creatinine is .8 and my NON-HDL CHOLESTERO isL	140	while my
LDL Cholesterol is 121..concerning? Thank you

LDL: Hi, Creat of 0.8 is normal for your age although it's nice to know ur GFR. To evaluate your Cholesterol one needs to know about your family history, also history of any illness that you might have including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and also history of smoking and your race, if you don't have any of these illnesses and not smoking then your LDL is good for your age. ...Read more

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Hi, my total cholesterol count is 186, Triglycerides is 202, HDL is 40, Vldl is 40 and LDL is 106. I like to know how critical is my condition?

Hi,  my total cholesterol count is 186, Triglycerides is 202, HDL is 40, Vldl is 40 and LDL is 106. I like to know how critical is my condition?

Sounds VERY: UN-CRITICAL........ The Triglyceride level may be a bit high( was this a FASTING sample??) otherwise you are doing quite well in MY OPINION (ONLY) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 193. Ldl is 101. Hdl is 80. Triglycerides is 61. Is it too high?

Ideal Cholesterol: Nope. You have the textbook ideal composition of your lipid (cholesterol) panel. These numbers are perfect. ...Read more

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My total cholestrol is 242 nd LDL is 141 is it dangerous?

My total cholestrol is 242 nd LDL is 141  is it dangerous?

Depends: If you have heart or vascular disease, or diabetes, your LDL goal is 100 or less (optimally 70). If not, an ideal LDL is 130 or less, but 160 is considered acceptable. ...Read more

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If my dad's (he's 55) reg cholesterol is 187 but his triglyceride level is 247, is that considered high?

If my dad's (he's 55) reg cholesterol is 187 but his triglyceride level is 247, is that considered high?

Yes, they are high..: Triglyceride (tg) levels over 150 are considered high. Independent of the other cholesterol numbers, high tgs are associated with heart problems. It may also be a marker of diabetes. The good news is that tgs are lowered effectively with a low fat, low choleterol diet, and increased activity. Alcohol can raise tgs, so cut back. I would have your dad checked for diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more

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My total is 218. hDL is 78; LDL is 126. Trigly is 82. I am Female 64. height 5'7" and 143 lbs. all ok?

My total is 218. hDL is 78; LDL is 126. Trigly is 82.  I am Female 64. height 5'7" and 143 lbs.  all ok?

Depends: If you do not have diabetes and if you don't have known vascular or heart disease, those are good numbers. Your HDL is exceptionally good. ...Read more

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What happens if my dads (hes 55 btw) reg cholesterol is 187 but his triglyceride level is 247, is that considered high?

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What happens if my dads (hes 55 btw) reg cholesterol is 187 but his triglyceride level is 247, is that considered high?

No crystal ball...: If by "reg cholesterol" you mean "total", then 187mg/dL is pretty good. We used to recommend TC less than 200mg/dL w/goal triglyceride less than 150mg/dL. So 247mg/dL is kinda high but not horribly so (that's greater than 500mg/dL) at which we can then talk to him about medicines to lower TG & risk for pancreatitis etc. Still, it would be a good idea to focus on lifestyle modification & recheck ...Read more

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My LDL is 129 and HDL is 36 am i at the risk of heart attack?

My LDL is 129 and HDL is 36 am i at the risk of heart attack?

Depends: Your HDL is low.Increase it by exercise and keep ideal body wt.Ideally your LDL should be below 100, unless you are a diabetic or have strong family history .Watch your diet.Check with your md! ...Read more

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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?

Likely normal: If you don't have any other risk factors, this is a good panel. If you are diabetic or already have coronary disease, then your LDL should be <70 to be in the lowest risk group. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol count is 236. My triglycerides are 118 my HDL is 95, vldl is 24 & LDL is 117. Can an omeaga 3 pill help lower it?

Why?: If you don't have risk factors for or a history of cardiovascular disease, your numbers would be ok. Part of the reason your total cholesterol is high is that your HDL is high, which has a protective effect. Based on the most recent guidelines, you would not really need any treatment for your levels. ...Read more

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My triglyceride level is 298, HDL is 36.05 & VLDL is 59.63.. My total cholestrol is 183 & LDL is 87. Kindly suggest the medicine to control the above ?

No drug: Your numbers are acceptable and don't require drug treatment. Avoidance of alcohol, animal fats, daily exercise, and control of blood sugar will correct your TG. A vitamin: Niacin, would also lower your TG (1, 000 to 2, 000 mg daily). ...Read more

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My HDL is 81 my LDL is 163 my triglycerides are 107.... Am i at a high risk? What is the best way to lower this?

High hdl: I don't think you're at high risk despite the elevated LDL as a high HDL is very protective. Do you have a family history of cardiovascular disease? , however you should follow a low saturated fat diet, avoid smoking, get exercise and you could take a statin to lower the ldl. Your md is the best person to advise you. ...Read more

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43yr old male with tg 300, 240 tc, 140 ldl, 40 HDL , 210 ibs, 5'10". Not on medication. What is the upto date cholesterol lowering diet?

43yr old male with tg 300, 240 tc, 140 ldl, 40 HDL , 210 ibs, 5'10". Not on medication. What is the upto date cholesterol lowering diet?

Anything that tastes: Good raises your cholesterol thus you spit them out .(joke!) check out these links. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/11-tips-to-cut-your-cholesterol-fast http://www.Seniorlifehealth.Com/productcart/pc/viewprd.Asp?Idcategory=6&idproduct=6&source=goocholestremedy_3&gclid=cmxi5e6z-bgcfa9_qgod4h0apa. ...Read more