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Should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 218 and my LDL is 140?

Should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 218 and my LDL is 140?

Mildly: A total cholesterol of 218 is mildly elevated and a LDL is borderline elevated if you have no other risk factors for heart disease like a BP over 140/90, a HDL under 45, smoking, or diabetes. If you don't have these risk factors the primary therapy is diet and exercise. ...Read more

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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Do I need a statin? My LDL is 140 but my HDL is 110.

Do I need a statin? My LDL is 140 but my HDL is 110.

Depends: An HDL of 110 is higher than usual. You may wish to have the test repeated to make sure the values are right. It is usually not a good idea to treat lab results. Your doctor needs to look at risk factors for heart disease before prescribing statin. ...Read more

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My LDL is 140. Should I drink atorvastatin 10mg every day?

My LDL is 140. Should I drink atorvastatin 10mg every day?

In some, yes: Definitely if you have had diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease a statin such as Atorvastatin is needed. If you have none of these then a healthy diet, regular exercise and stopping smoking is what I would recommend. One may suggest statin however if your HDL is very low and you have other risk factors such as hypertension and a strong family history. ...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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My HDL 28, LDL 140, triglyceride 315, total cholestrol 237? What should I do?

My HDL 28, LDL 140, triglyceride 315, total cholestrol 237? What should I do?

Consult MD: U need to have ideal body weight
u r HDL is low. Increase it by daily exercise. Triglycerides need be below 150. Low carbohydrate diet, daily exercise and omega 3 fish oil at least 4 gm daily.
Because of low hdl, u r LDL should be around 70. U need to reduce saturated fat to less than 7% of daily fat. U may need a statin. No more than 2-4 ounces of alcohol daily or avoid it. Check and treat diabetes. ...Read more

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How to reduce LDL?

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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Is an LDL level of 88 bad?

Actually, good.: That LDL is quite low and healthy. ...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 be <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 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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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 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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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