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The Relationship Between Hdl And Ldl Cholesterol And Triglycerides
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
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
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
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?
Your triglycerides: Are elevated, Lovaza or vascepa will reduce them. ...Read more
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
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
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
My triglycerides is 49.9, HDL is 72, my LDL is 135.21 and my total cholesterol is 217.19. Is this ok?
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
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
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
Total cholesterol 159--triglycerides--49-- hdl 59-- Ldl--90-- is that normal for triglyceride. Thanks?
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
Female total cholesterol: 214 vldl: 31 = triglycerides:156 hdl: 80 ldl: 103 results; good, bad, indiferent, what to do?
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
I was NOT fasting, total cholesterol 269, triglycerides 296, ldl 157 and hdl 53. I know this is bad should I repeat fasting?
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
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
Total cholesterol:228, HDL:66, LDl:145, triglycerides:73.lots of big fluffy ldl. Are these numbers good or should I be concerned about LDL?
Diet and exercise:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your cholesterol and LDL are higher than desired. Depending on your risk factors you may be okay with diet and exercise of may need medication in addition. Wish you 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
Hi! My total cholesterol is slightly high (202mg/l) but with high hdl (82 mg/l) low ldl (106mg/l) &low triglycerides (59mg/l) are the results bad?
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