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Triglycerides Is 210 And My Ldl Is 165 Is It Risky
Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more
Need Particle Data: High triglyceride (tg) is often a marker for high LDL particle number (ldl-p). As tg rise ldl-p rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in "normal" LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) and low hdl-c levels despite high (ldl-p). When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, tg levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is HDL Cholesterol 35 mg/dL risky for 57+ yr female with total Cholesterol 155, LDL Cholesterol 97.2 & Triglyceride 114 ?
Still harmful.: Granted your LDL and triglycerides are at great levels, but this doesn't take away from the fact that a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease. This level needs to be brought up by cardiovascular exercise, Niacin, fish oil supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Types of lipids: A triglyceride is a molecular frame that has three fatty acids attached. This allows the fatty acids to be transported through the body. Types of these include "saturated" and "unsaturated" fats. Ldl is low density lipoprotein. Lipoprotein is a complicated structure of lipids (fat) and proteins. Ldl is important, but in elevated or in a pathologic form is the basis for atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Fix causes,diet,meds: The first step is to determine why these values are elevated. Several inherited and acquired medical conditions may be present. Second, if related conditions are identified I would treat those while also starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Third, medications can be used if needed to further lower LDL and triglyceride to appropriate levels that can reduce cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
Trig and ldl differ: Triglycerides and LDL are different things. Trigs go up wtih diabetes, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney problem), after very fatty meals (if you ate for example a cheeseburger right before test), and high trigs can be genetic (runs in the family). U need a recheck of your triglycerides, and treatment if they are still up like that. >500 i usually treat, because u can get pancreatitis if that hi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the different causes of high LDL and high triglyceride and how to improve them respectively?
Carbs & Body Fat 1st: Keep in mind: LDL are complex particles with thousands of fat molecules (cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, etc) per particle, ldl-c only estimated & often very misleading. Get NMR particle test for accurate LDL & HDL particle measurements. Carbs/sugar ??ed after ancel keys drove bogus theory about sat fat. Study: big fat lies, science for smart people, nusi.Org, dietdoctor, fatheadmovie. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My triglycerides level are 386, LDL 169 my age is 26,sex male, please advise how to reduce it and are these levels too high for my body.
Many Considerations: First, identify the problem. Possible causes include both genetic (familial combined hyperlipidemia, familial hypertriglyceridemia, familial dysbetalipoproteinemia) and non-genetic (insulin resistance, type ii diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, chronic kidney disease, alcohol) issues.In addition to lifestyle changes, factors identified should be managed. Depending on respose medicine may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not too bad.: Your risk of heart disease is increased a little over the average, but your 10 year risk of heart disease is actually fairly low. I guess 2%. Don't know your precise number because I do not know your blood pressure...Look at the Framingham Risk Score on line. Should put your mind at ease. Check your numbers with your doc so they can look at the bigger picture - Family history, other risks, etc. ...Read more
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