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Doctor insights on: The Relationship Between Hdl And Ldl Cholesterol And Triglycerides

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My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?

My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?

Particle Problems: This lipid panel is common and often hides a greater problem. As tg rises the number of LDL particles rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in a much higher LDL particle number (ldl-p) than measured ldl-c levels. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, or tg values. Ldl-p <1000 is ideal. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


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Total cholesterol: 257, HDL: 74, LDL: 167, Triglycerides: 82. Even though my #s are high, my ratio is 3.4. Isn't that ok for a 33yo female?

Total cholesterol: 257, HDL: 74, LDL: 167, Triglycerides: 82. Even though my #s are high, my ratio is 3.4. Isn't that ok for a 33yo female?

Ok but not great: Assuming you don't smoke or have high BP, your risk for a stroke or heart attack over the next 10 years is very low, less than 1%. So generally you would not need meds for your cholesterol now.

However, if you have a family history of early heart disease (heart attack in Mom age ...Read more

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My S Cholesterol is 227 and LDL is 156, HDL is 48, S triglycerides is 115. What does it suggest and what should be done?

My S Cholesterol is 227 and LDL is 156, HDL is 48, S triglycerides is 115. What does it suggest and what should be done?

It suggest: That total cholesterol is borderline high, ldl is little elevated. Others are normal level. Reduce saturated fat in your diet and exercise to loose weight to reduce ldl and in turn to lower total cholesterol. ...Read more

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Cholesterol- 175, Triglycerides-50, LDL-100, but my HDL was low at 38... Is this a problem?

Cholesterol- 175, Triglycerides-50, LDL-100, but my HDL was low at 38... Is this a problem?

Not ideal, but...: We would ideally prefer a higher HDL, but the overall picture seems pretty positive. Pursuing a "heart-healthy" lifestyle, with healthy eating habits, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking or alcohol or drug abuse would certainly be advisable, and that may lead to improving HDL levels over time. Even so, your total cholesterol:HDL is still less than 5 (as preferred). ...Read more

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Which cholesterol is the good ones and which ones are the bad? Ldl- vldl- hdl-triglycerides...

Non-hdl: Non-hdl is considered the worse of them all. Ldl and vldl can reflect the amount of non- HDL you have in your body. Hdl is protective and triglycerides are good if not above 150 fasting. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 156. Triglycerides 65. Ldl 96. Hdl 38. How bad is this? I'm on propranolol

Cholesterol 156. Triglycerides 65. Ldl 96. Hdl 38. How bad is this? I'm on propranolol

Normal: Your values are normal. The HDL is a bit on the low side - you can increase it and your health by exercising every day (at least 5 days a week). Try somthing you enjoy like a sport: golf, tennis, handball, baseball etc. Walking with an mp3 player is my favorite! ...Read more

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My triglycerides is 179, cholesterol 218, HDL 60, and LDL 122 do I need to go on statins?

Not necessarily: Whether you are prescribed statins or not are dependent on other issues. Your LDL of 122 is fine as long as you are not a post-heart attack patient. If you are a diabetic, this may also may influence your physician's decision to try statins. If you have no health issues at all, these levels appear fine. ...Read more

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Why is my total cholesterol 215 high, if my hdl, ldl and triglyceride are normal?

Why is my total cholesterol 215 high, if my hdl, ldl and triglyceride are normal?

High cholesterol: Need cholesterol breakdown. High levels may be due to contribution from high good cholesterol levels (HDL) or vise versa ...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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Can triglycerides be too low? Mine are at 43. Total cholesterol 241, LDL 128, VLDL 9 HDL 104.

Can triglycerides be too low? Mine are at 43. Total cholesterol 241, LDL 128, VLDL 9 HDL 104.

No: You have a very interesting lipid profile. You good Cholestetol is excellent. It eould have been lower if your TG were higher. Not knowing your dietary habits, your weight & FH with respect to CAD, I highly recommend that you try to fallow a low fat diet reduce your wright to achieve IBW. The goal is to bring your total Cholesterol to below 200 and your LDL to below 100. ...Read more

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My triglycerides is 49.9, HDL is 72, my LDL is 135.21 and my total cholesterol is 217.19. Is this ok?

Depends: On your risk factors for coronary artery disease.? Family history, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking etc. By itself total cholesterol and LDL slightly high. See your doctor to further evaluate your total risk. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol 210, triglycerides 77, HDL 72, LDL 123. Healthy 21 to make, anything to worry about?

Lipids: From the standpoint of your lipid levels, nothing to get worked up about. On the other hand, atherosclerotic risk is multifactorial. If you have a family history of atherosclerotic disease, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity or some other things, your lipids being ok may not be enough. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol- 133, HDL- 53 LDL- 64 Triglycerides- 75 ratio- 2.5 Non- HDL- 80. IS this too low?

You're fine Matt: Stop worrying about this stuff, buddy. Lab reference ranges just compare you to average people. Plenty of healthies fall outside. You are at your physical and mental prime. Work hard to build yourself up. Maybe you are in a difficult life situation and can get help getting free. You can do it buddy. Best to you. ...Read more

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Hdl and Ldl normal total cholesterol normal but triglycerides 258 I'm 23 what can I do to get them down?

Hdl and Ldl normal total cholesterol normal but triglycerides 258 I'm 23 what can I do to get them down?

Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine why the triglyceride (TG) is elevated at age 23. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect TG 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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Total cholesterol 159--triglycerides--49-- hdl 59-- Ldl--90-- is that normal for triglyceride. Thanks?

Total cholesterol 159--triglycerides--49-- hdl 59-- Ldl--90-- is that normal for triglyceride. Thanks?

Low triglycerides.: That result is low (normal being below 150), but that's also quite good. It's more heart-protective that the triglycerides and LDL are low and the HDL is quite high, relatively. It's a good cholesterol profile. ...Read more

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What is the significance of these numbers: my triglycerides are 79 HDL 66 LDL 126 total cholesterol is 208?

What is the significance of these numbers: my triglycerides are 79 HDL 66 LDL 126 total cholesterol is 208?

Depends on Particles: 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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Total cholesterol 208. Hdl 36. Triglycerides 118. Ldl 148. I know I have to lower the bad but overall it's there any concern?

Hypercholesterolemia: Your total cholesterol is on the high side, and your HDL (the "good" cholesterol) is a bit low. Your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and kidney damage will also depend on other risk factors and family history, but you can lower your risk with diet and exercise, and if your levels remain high, ask your doctor if a statin would help. ...Read more

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I was NOT fasting, total cholesterol 269, triglycerides 296, ldl 157 and hdl 53. I know this is bad should I repeat fasting?

Do more: You should try to lose weight, exercise and then repeat the test in fasting state.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm 22 male, just underweight. My cholesterol overall is 170 mg/dl - HDL - 43 LDL - 104 - triglycerides - 106, should I be concerned?

Perfect Cholesterol: I am surprised you were even tested at your age. But, all of those numbers are perfect or ideal. So, at this point in your life you need not worry at all. ...Read more

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I have a total cholesterol of 224 and my HDL is 76 and LDL is 123 and triglycerides is 50. What should I do to lower my total cholesterol?

I have a total cholesterol of 224 and my HDL is 76 and LDL is 123 and triglycerides is 50. What should I do to lower my total cholesterol?

Get an evaluation: Looking at the lipid panel out of context of other cardiovascular risk factors is useless. Need to know what your blood pressure is, blood sugar, family history etc. See a doctor and have them do a cardiovascular risk assessment. These values have meaning when the "total picture" is viewed. ...Read more

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My HDL is 81 mg/dl and LDL is 101 mg/dl. Triglycerides 43, non-hdl 110, total cholesterol is 191. Should I be concerned about the LDL level?

My HDL is 81 mg/dl and LDL is 101 mg/dl. Triglycerides 43, non-hdl 110, total cholesterol is 191. Should I be concerned about the LDL level?

Not too much.: Ideally, LDL should be < 100 mg/dl, according to the latest guidelines. This is considered "ideal" for those at risk for heart disease. If not at risk for heart disease, < 130 mg/dl is considered optimal. You should have no problem at any rate, just do some diet restriction of fatty foods, like slightly less red meat to lower saturated fat, and this should lower it more than enough. ...Read more

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My cholesterol number is 216, LDL calculated is 143, HDL cholesterol is 46, triglycerides 134, HDL risk factor 4.7 is my cholesterol too high?

Yes: If you are otherwise healthy (no diabetes, strong family history of heart disease.) you should modify your diet to bring your LDL down. Your goal LDL depends on your risk factors. Please read this article for more information:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cholesterol-levels/cl00001. ...Read more

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I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides. Should I start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight

Not enough info: You do not provide the cholesterol or triglycerides. It does not look like a statin deal and I never prescribed them anyway. Sugar is much more dangerous than fats. ...Read more

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If my total cholesterol is 241, triglycerides 303, HDL 44, LDL 136.4, vldl 60.6, total ch:hdl ch5.5, ldl:hdl 3.1 is it too bad? What should I do?

High cholesterol: Go to http://hp2010.Nhlbihin. Net/atpiii/calculator. Asp to calculate your risk for a heart attack over the next 10 years. <10% is low risk while >20% is high risk. If latter, goal LDL is <100mg/dl. If former, goal LDL is <160mg/dl. Focus on that 1st. Use nutrition & exercise to trim your waist which will lower triglycerides (<150) & raise hdl. Also need to lower (optimize) blood pressure & sugars. ...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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How bad is my cholesterol I'm 31 yrs old weight 196. Total cholesterol 248. HDL 63. LDL 163 Triglycerides 109.. How can I lower it?? Plz help

How bad is my cholesterol I'm 31 yrs old weight 196. Total cholesterol 248. HDL 63. LDL 163 Triglycerides 109.. How can I lower it?? Plz help

Pretty high: You have an especially excellent HDL which mitigates the high LDL to a large degree. 130 would be normal. 100 would be excellent. Diet is all that's recommended in your age group, unless you have diabetes. Weight loss is the key. Use a plant based diet (vegetarian like - not strict). You don't have to achieve ideal body weight - the process of losing weight will itself lower the LDL. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...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