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What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

Good cholesterol: Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins. These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless ?

What could an isolated systolic high blood pressure 155max mean in a young adult healthy high hdl low ldl level no family history nor heart condition, rhr 48-50 no symp, bmi of 22, low salt intake. Only a nodule on lung but harmless ?

Isolated finding: Maybe measured with too small a cuff. All the other data you mentioned looked OK. Stop obsessing over single numbers! One has to look at findings in a context. You can make a virtual appt and we can discuss in more detail if you want to. ...Read more

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I got some blood results and LDL cal shows 136, non-hdl-c show 156. What does that mean and is it very high?

I got some blood results and LDL cal shows 136, non-hdl-c show 156. What does that mean and is it very high?

High but not very: Numbers are barely above goal range. Diet, exercise and weight loss should get you there. If you have certain risk factors for heart disease e.g. Diabetes, goals would be even lower and you may need medication. ...Read more

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High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of triglycerides , hi level (ldl) low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?

High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of  triglycerides , hi level (ldl)  low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?

Keep going : The current weight is not provided, but if not at ideal body weight, further weight will likely help. Weight and diet are two pieces of the puzzle. Environmental factors and genetics predisposition are others. Blood pressure of 160/100 is hi for a 29 year old and most would start blood pressure medications at this point. Great job on the < 20 pounds weight loss. ...Read more

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What does my blood work mean? Hdl 35, LDL 110, nhdl 119 & ANC 8405?

What does my blood work mean? Hdl 35, LDL 110, nhdl 119 & ANC 8405?

Depends on Particles: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL and HDL particles (ldl-p, hdl-p). Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (ldl-p). Ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardiovascular risk. When ldl-c and ldl-p values disagree (due to cholesterol variability per particle) cvd risk tracks with LDL particle number, not ldl-c values. ...Read more

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My blood test HDl 1.8 , LDL 3.0 ,triglyceried 1.0, what that mean and what I do ?

Cholesterol: Your cholesterol results are great. You have a high HDL that helps protect against atherosclerotic heart disease. Your LDL level is good. Continue to eat healthy and exercise. If you take cholesterol lowering medicine - discuss with your doctor about the results. Your diabetes status is important to analyze these results. ...Read more

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If only risk factor is high LDL of 170should a statin be taken? High HDL 84low blood pressure total large particle size ldl.

Eventually, perhaps: Generally, the initial approach for most cholesterol problems involves lifestyle changes--healthy eating habits & regular cardiovascular exercise. If this is not enough, we consider medical therapy. How quickly you turn to medication depends on multiple factors, including other labs, family history and other risk factors (age, weight, diabetes, etc.), and should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

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