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Total Cholesterol 192
My husbands Total cholesterol is 192, His HDL Chol is 37, Triglycerides are 65, LDL Chol is 142, Non HDL Chol is 155 & chol/HDLC ratio is 5.2. BAD??
Total cholesterol=concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma & carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ↓ing size/↑ing density: ULDL, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL. These protein particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol & ...Read more
Usually It Is: Low total cholesterol levels can be found in a variety of settings. For individuals who are not on lipid medications and are otherwise healthy this can occur due to genetically low LDL levels associated with low production of LDL particles (hypobetalipoproteinemia) or increased clearance of LDL particles. See your physician for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: It depends on how your total cholesterol is made up. The HDL portion is considered more protective, and the LDL portion is considered more atherogenic (more likely to cause cholesterol buildup in the arteries). If your total has a high HDL and a low ldl, the overall general pattern is considered more healthful than a high LDL and low HDL pattern. ...Read more
Live better: Cholesterol has a genetic predisposition as well as lifestyle component. Improving your diet and exercising are key. Eat low glycemic is key b/c sugar can increase cholesterol as well. Eat good fats such as nuts in moderation, olive oil, avocados. Eat more plants, eat lean proteins, and exercise! use more fish oil to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: If you do not have other health issues, a total cholesterol of 91 per se, is not dangerous. 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. 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. ...Read more
None: A cholesterol profile contains several measurements, and calculations. First measurement is total cholesterol, often shortened to just "cholesterol level" also measured are triglycerides and hdl. These 3 are then used to calculate the LDL (bad cholesterol). Additional fractionations of the lipids may be done, too. ...Read more
Cholesterol is a Fat: Total cholesterol = concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ?ing size/?ing density: uldl, vldl, idl, LDL ; hdl. All of these particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol ; all other fats present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HDL, TG: HDL (good cholesterol) should be >60. Triglycerides (bad cholesterol) should be <100. Consuming high amounts of carbs lowers HDL and increases TG. Consuming healthy fat, protein, and vegetables increases HDL, decreases TG. If your HDL is quite high and TG low, then do not worry about just elevated total cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: Most times when people talk about "cholesterol" they refer to the "total" number. ...Read more
Good start: Low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. Read up. Don't expect any miracles. It may or may not help. You'll be doing yourself an even bigger favor if you get back into an exercise-focused lifestyle like you enjoyed so much as a teen. Cholesterol is largely genetic and if you need medication, don't hesitate. Get a few opinions, including from an evidence-based holist if one's available. ...Read more
Depends on other: Factors. A total cholesterol of 161 is not a cause for concern in itself. But any lab value needs to be interpreted in the total clinical context. What is your hdl, lipids, ldl, what is the family history of cardiovascular disease? Please note that half the heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. It is still important to exercise, control your weight and maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more
Yes: Were the two measurements done under similar circumstances, i.e., after overnight fast and at the same lab? Intake of saturated fats can cause an increase in cholesterol. ...Read more
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