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Doctor insights on: Very Low Density Lipoprotein

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Lipoprotein (Definition)

Lipoprotien is a combo of fat and protien the protien portion aiilows for the transport of the throughout the body and in to the cells of the tissues in the body. These can be measured with ...Read more


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Whats best high density lipoprotein cholesterol range?

Higher the better: Acceptable hdl-c traditionally has a lower level in men of 40 mg/dl and 50 mg/dl in women. But generally, the higher the better. The problem is that our current therapies (lifestyle and drugs) have minimal to modest impact on raising hdl-c. Future agents may be more effective, but the proof of improved outcome will be needed. Plus, all hdl-c may not be alike, some more functional than others. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between high hba1c 8.19, total cholestrol 130.2, low HDL 31.6, and low LDL c?

What is the correlation between high hba1c 8.19, total cholestrol 130.2, low HDL 31.6, and low LDL c?

Diabetes Insulin LPL: Patients with diabetes, Insulin resistance and or high triglycerides often have changes in lipoprotein lipase levels, driving the exchange of triglycerides with cholesterol between vldl and LDL and hdl. This creates cholesterol depleted LDL and HDL particles, hence the measure of cholesterol in HDL and LDL is low. In addition small HDL particles are unstable and break apart, hence low levels. ...Read more

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How to reduce low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels?

See below: Diet, exercise and weight loss are often helpful. The optimal level of LDL depends on the presence of coronary artery disease or the existence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, family history of premature coronary disease and obesity. Patients with these risk factors need drug therapy with statins or other medications to attain very low ldl. ...Read more

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Is HDL 34 very low?

Moderately low: Target HDL for most is >40, but should be >45 in high risk patients. ...Read more

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Why are low-density lipoproteins (ldl) considered unhealthy?

Why are low-density lipoproteins (ldl) considered unhealthy?

Blood LDL Level: LDL is a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased numbers of circulating LDL particles drive their entry into the walls of arteries where they promote and accelerate atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and subsequently increase risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. ...Read more

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High and low cholesterol numbers?

High and low cholesterol numbers?

See below:: Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100. Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read more

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HDL 56, LDL 93, Triglycerides 119. Is the triglyceride level a bit on the high side? seems relatively high given my HDL and LDL levels.

HDL 56, LDL 93, Triglycerides 119.  Is the triglyceride level a bit on the high side? seems relatively high given my HDL and LDL levels.

Lipid profile: The basic lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, and calculated LDL) is a useful test for assessing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. However it is only part of a complete evaluation, and must be interpreted in context of many other factors such as family history, blood pressure, diet, medical conditions, etc. Preventive consultation requires looking at all these. ...Read more

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Is 5.39 mmol/l in serum cholesterol too high of a level?

See below: 5.39nmmol/l translates to 208. If this is total cholesterol it is mildly high (preferred <200). If this is a measure of LDL cholesterol it is very high ...Read more

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How low is too low for cholesterol number?

How Low to Go: Preferred total cholesterol is below 200, ideal is below 180 and for those with certain medical conditions lower is even better. The major focus of clinical research has been on LDL levels and it is believed that lower is better. How low is a good question. Many cardiologists would like below 100 for their patients and many studies support this. The "no go below" level hasn't been determined. ...Read more

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MCV very high, MCH high, RDW low. Cl high. Blood in urinalysis . Vitamin B12 is on the low end, but not actually deficient. Any ideas?


MCV very high, MCH high, RDW low. Cl high. Blood in urinalysis . Vitamin B12 is on the low end, but not actually deficient. Any ideas?

How's the thyroid?: High MCV with normal B12 (did we check folate (folic acid)? do you drink?) says hypothyroidism until proved otherwise, and I see you've also listed this as a health problem. Further, you're taking vitamin B12 -- for a reason? -- but do not list thyroid Rx. Truth be told, you have a duty to get the thyroid issue addressed and managed, now, even more than to seek explanations for lab values. Be proactive. ...Read more

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Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain, high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?

Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain,  high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?

Multiple problems: You has a whole host of problems. First of all, you need to see your physician (p) to deal with your abnormal labs. I will address only a few of them due to space limitations. One of the causes of your high calcium is that you are on calcium, please stop it. You weight gain could be due to your high tsh. Speak to the p who ordered the blood tests that disclosed your problems for answers. ...Read more

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Recommended food for high tg, LDL and low HDL patients?

Recommended food for high tg, LDL and low HDL patients?

Back to basics: Thanks for your data! numbers all look pretty good. Tg is only mildly elevated and would respond best to low calorie diet with focus on reducing high glycemic index foods and fructose. Tg may come down, but I am not sure there is great benefit to that. Real focus of treatment is LDL but that is great. Eat plenty of fish. Regular aerobic exercise. Maintain healthy weight. ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

HDL: Our Protector: High density lipoproteins are the molecules in the cholesterol machinations that clean up the arteries, help avoid arterial damage and protect one from significant cardiovascular risk. The higher this number the better protection one can have. ...Read more