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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

Dr. William Cromwell
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Total Cholesterol (Definition)

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


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Total cholestrol-154, triglycerides-137, hdl-35, ldl-92, vldl-27, bp110/90 bp is it normal?

Total cholestrol-154,  triglycerides-137, hdl-35, ldl-92, vldl-27, bp110/90 bp
is it normal?

Normal or Healthy?: In us, typical total chol. Prior to first obvious heart attack: 170 mg/dl. However, cholesterol is made by every animal (including human) cell, part of cell membranes ; not correct issue; promoted as a ways to guess at LDL particle numbers yet poor correlation, esp. On individual basis. Nmr lipoprotein assay is highly accurate; lipid assays not. Trigs a bit high ; promoted by carb/sugar foods. ...Read more

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What causes high glucose serum, calcium serum, albumin serum, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol calc, vitamin b12, but low sed rate westergren?

What causes high glucose serum,  calcium serum, albumin serum, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol calc, vitamin b12, but low sed rate westergren?

Means nothing alone: As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, my teammates and i are always reminding people that lab results mean nothing whatever in the absence of a history & physical exam. Please don't take this the wrong way, and i appreciate your proactive approach to health. But no one can do anything with this. Ask instead, "could high Albumin out-of-range be from dehydration?" etc. ...Read more

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My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.

Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How does saturated fat raise HDL cholesterol levels and polyunsaturated fat raise ldl?

Other way 'round!: If you want to lower your "bad" ldl, less saturated and more polyunsaturated fat is important. To raise your "good" hdl, lose weight, exercise and drink modestly (eg, one glass of red wine daily). If you are a smoker, stop. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol: HDL ratio 5.6 ratio, HDL level 1.4, LDL 5.3, triglycerides 2.6, serum cholesterol 7.9. My father had high cholesterol. Serious?

Total cholesterol: HDL ratio 5.6 ratio, HDL level 1.4, LDL 5.3, triglycerides 2.6, serum cholesterol 7.9. My father had high cholesterol. Serious?

Very high: In the USA we use mg per deciliter so for our US readers, I'm going to convert yours: TC: 305, LDL: 204, HDL: 54, TG: 230. Your numbers are all very high. This is likely inherited and will not be normalized thru diet alone. I would have no issue advising a statin for you, but you should discuss it with your personal physician. Goto: https://www.goredforwomen.org/ and click on "Know Your Risk". ...Read more

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How are cholesterol and total cholesterol values different?

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

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Lab:ldl:159, cholesterol:267, triglycerides:347, hdl:39, chol/hdl:6.8, tsh:9.79, free t4:0.80, testosterone:total:78/free:3.1, eosinophil:7.1.Recommendation?

Lab:ldl:159, cholesterol:267, triglycerides:347, hdl:39, chol/hdl:6.8, tsh:9.79, free t4:0.80, testosterone:total:78/free:3.1, eosinophil:7.1.Recommendation?

Talk to your doc!: Your cholesterol & triglycerides are too high. Proper nutrition could help fix this. Your HDL is too low. Physical activity would raise this. Your TSH is too high so you may want to consider levothyroxine. Your total & free t are more difficult to interpret b/c you gave results w/o reference ranges. As i've noted before, there are many ways to check/measure testosterone so reference range is key. ...Read more

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AGE 38.CHOLESTROL LEVEL. TC-251mg/dl.HDL-34.LDL-187.TRI G-376. TC/HDL RATIO-7.3.LDL/HDL RATIO-5.5 VLDL-75.24.NON HDL-216.84. Is it high risk?remedypls

AGE 38.CHOLESTROL LEVEL. TC-251mg/dl.HDL-34.LDL-187.TRI G-376. TC/HDL RATIO-7.3.LDL/HDL RATIO-5.5 VLDL-75.24.NON HDL-216.84. Is it high risk?remedypls

Yes, meds+lifestyle: What is your BMI? Have you gained weight? This may affect your numbers and suggests a remedy as well. In addition to lipid medications, you need to be screened for type 2 diabetes and fatty liver. Beginning a proper diet and exercise program and losing weight weight will help as well. If you smoke, get help to quit. ...Read more

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My lipid profile . Serum cholesterol 195.And HDL cholesterol is 43.And LDL cholesterol is 105.And vldl cholesterol is 48. Triglyceride 240?

Normal : These are normal values. Lower, of course, is always better. If you have known heart disease, these values are not low enough for secondary prevention, but if you don't have heart disease, your values are reasonable for primary prevention. Again, lower is always better. ...Read more

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I have elevated CRP (1.5) high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range Low monocye percentage Crp and cholesterol related?

I have elevated CRP (1.5) 
 high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range
Low monocye percentage

Crp and cholesterol related?

Cholesterol is a fat: which allows animal cell membranes to be flexible & humans to move; has little to do with arterial disease though promoted by NIH.gov for 4 decades for less $. Typical total cholesterol before people 1st obvious heart attack 170 mg/dL. LDL-C is not measured from your blood, only estimated: LDL-C = TC - HDL-C - 1/5th triglycerides. Get NMR lipoprotein test, get LDL particles <400 to max 700 nmol/L ...Read more

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How can one increase HDL cholesterol levels?

Exercise: While HDL levels are determined by heredity, one can increase HDL by engaging in consistent, vigorous, exercise on a regular basis. Some medications help in raising HDL but do not have positive effects on health through drugs. Alcohol also increases HDL but is not recommended. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/managingcholesterol/htm/index.htm. ...Read more

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What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more

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Cause of low triglyceride and cholesterol level?

Cause of low triglyceride and cholesterol level?

Hyperthyroidism, etc: Causes of low tryglycerides and cholesterol include a low fat diet, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) malabsorption syndrome (conditions in which the small intestine does not absorb fats well),malnutrition, anorexia nervosa, and certain medications. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003493.htm ...Read more

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How are total cholesterol, LDL direct and LDL calculated different?

See below: Calculated LDL = total cholesterol -(hdl cholesterol + triglycerides/5). If total triglycerides are above 400 this calculation is not valid. Ldl can be measured directly and the direct assay is not dependent on triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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My lipid profile :total cholestrol(6.9), LDL cholestrol (4.5) ,hdl cholestrol (1.3) , triglycerides(2.3). What do these results mean?

My lipid profile :total cholestrol(6.9), LDL cholestrol (4.5) ,hdl cholestrol (1.3) , triglycerides(2.3). What do these results mean?

High: In the USA we use mg/dl. Your TC is 266, LDL 174, HDL 50, and TG 203. Your numbers are high. If your calculated 10 year risk of heart disease based on smoking, BP, Diabetes is >7.5%, you need a statin. To calculate your risk, plug in the above numbers into: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/Prevention-Guidelines_UCM_457698_SubHomePage.jsp Click web version. ...Read more

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Lipid panel done. triglycerides 263, HDL 45, LDL 66, cholesterol 163. what would cause the high triglycerides with normal values otherwise?

Lipid panel done. triglycerides 263, HDL 45, LDL 66, cholesterol 163. what would cause the high triglycerides with normal values otherwise?

Abnormal test: Hi
It's possible to have isolated, high triglycerides. If that value was from a non-fasting test, and if you had a fatty meal before the test was done, you could see an isolated high trig level. But triglycerides at that level suggest that there may be an abnormality with lipid metabolism. Please be sure to follow up with your doctor about the results. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol 223, LDL 133, HDL 63, trigl. 100, is this high?

Total cholesterol 223, LDL 133, HDL 63, trigl. 100, is this high?

Slightly: We like for total cholesterol be be less than 200 so that is somewhat high. However, your good cholesterol the HDL is high and this is good, over 60 is excellent. The LDL should be less than 130 unless you are diabetic or have heart disease in which case it should be less than 100. Triglycerides are normal. If you have diabetes or heart disease you probably need medicine, otherwise diet/exercise. ...Read more