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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

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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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Should i be concerned if my cholesterol is 189, HDL 38 , ldl3.6 , direct LDL 136 am i to close to the danger?

Should i be concerned if my cholesterol is 189, HDL 38 , ldl3.6 , direct LDL 136 am i to close to the danger?

No, but could do: Better. Ideally LDL should be below 130 and HDL should be above 40.Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

HDL is great!: Your elevated total cholesterol is in part a reflection of your very high HDL, which is the heart-protective subtype of cholesterol. So these are actually very good numbers, and you should have no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about having an LDL cholesterol level of 25? I've been reading about the connection between that and other conditions and risks?

Should I be concerned about having an LDL cholesterol level of 25? I've been reading about the connection between that and other conditions and risks?

Please see your: doc. Cholesterol is needed for many bodily functions. If it is too low that is not good and we are very focused on lowering cholesterol these days. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. Should i be concerned?

My cholesterol is 156, triglycerides 121, HDL 51 and LDL 81. Should i be concerned?

No But Yes over time: Cholesterol made by every animal cell ; not correct issue; promoted because always present ; ?ed $ to measure. Lowest cv ds rates correlate with total cholesterol ~110 mg/dl. A single LDL particle carries 3k-6k fat molecules. Ldl-c not measured from your blood; guessed (t. Chol - hdl-c - 1/5 trigs). Optimal trig <100. Best get NMR lipoprotein test ; get ldl-p <700 nmol/l ; large-hdl-p >9 ?mol/l. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my lipid profile shows cholesterol=156, hdl=42.8, trigly=191, ldl-c=76 and vldl-c=38. What?

Should i be concerned if my lipid profile shows cholesterol=156, hdl=42.8, trigly=191, ldl-c=76 and vldl-c=38. What?

No need for concern: Your lipid profile is fine. To help your cause, have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

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CHolesterol 218: age 61 post menopausal female. LDL: 78; HDL 127. Walk 5-8 miles daily. Should I be concerned? Don't smoke/drink. Thanks.

CHolesterol 218:   age 61 post menopausal female.  LDL:  78; HDL 127.  Walk 5-8 miles daily.  Should I be concerned?   Don't smoke/drink.  Thanks.

No worries: Although your total cholesterol is above 200, your high HDL level is protective. Follow up with your doctor to discuss the details on the LDL vs. HDL debate. ...Read more

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Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Lipids: Drs. Are concerned about elevated lipids because they are associated frequently with atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more