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Normal Cholesterol Levels By Age
Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl , HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal.. Is this very high
Something isn't: adding up. Perhaps typo...your ID info says age 76, not 16. Total cholesterol is given in mg/dl (370 IS high), but other values in mmol/l. However LDL of 7.36 mmol/l (284 mg/dl) is QUITE high, too. Unfortunately your 1.16 mmol/l (44 mg/dl) HDL isn't very far into the protective range. Ratio is high. Notes say you have had heart stent so cholesterol needs to be much lower;need meds. Review with Doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol : To measure cholesterol you need a blood test. ...Read more
Why is daily physical activity important for wellness even in people with normal cholesterol levels?
Exercise is like a : magic pill. In fact it's better than any pill. Some benefits: improves mood, improves coordination and balance, helps to prevent dementia, reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, reduced risk of breast and colon cancers, improves lipid profile, helps prevent or treat type II Diabetes, helps prevent or improve CHF, improves cardiopulmonary reserve, reduces inflammation, I could go on... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My cholesterol level is 5.3. What advice can you give to being it down. It's never normally so high.
Not too high: Cholesterol of 5.3 is not abnormally high. However you need evaluation of all the lipids. If you wish to reduce your cholesterol first step would be to reduce your intake of saturated fats and lose weight if your bmi is more than 25. Exercise is generally a good idea to improve fitness. ...Read more
Two months back i had normal cholesterol levels. LDL was 60. Today when i checked LDL is 210. How is this possible? Can it be a miscalculation?
Fasting vs. not: LDL is very sensitive not only to fasting while the sample is taking, but how long the fasting 6 hours, vs. 8 hours, vs. 12 hours could make a difference in the level. second it is so sensitive the kind of meal you had before the test could affect the level. if you want to compare apple to apple. eat similar meal. fast for 12 hours every time, and do it at the same labs. ...Read more
I was told the normal cholesterol level is 100-187. I'm at 183. Should i be worried since i'm so young and it's already at the high end of normal?
Cholesterol Level: Checking your cholesterol is important at your age so you can identify a potential issue that can contribute to your future risk of heart attacks and stroke. I would stress a low cholesterol diet as the initial therapy for any patient your age. Lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight control, and stopping smoking can have a profound effect on your future risk of strokes and heart attacks. ...Read more
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