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What Do My Cholesterol Numbers Mean
Not good!: For some reason, your results are outside the healthy range in each measure. You might find a good nutritionist who could help you find a diet plan - but a good physician is also needed. You are young and it strikes me as good since you have time to reshape your habits, but bad that it is so out of range already. Don't worry, but do take it seriously - as they say - like a heart attack! ...Read more
My cholesterol level is 211, everything indicates normal based on numbers triglycerides are at 194? What's this mean?
LDL cholesterol 109
What could these numbers mean? Should i be concerned?
May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your WBC and Platelets are higher than normal, but in itself are not a reason to be concerned. Why did you get these tests done? What were the results of other tests done at the same time? It would be prudent to talk to your doc. ...Read more
Blood LDL Level: LDL is "low density lipoprotein", a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased LDL is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. LDL levels are estimated by cholesterol (LDL-C). Because the cholesterol carried in LDL particles is highly variable many doctors prefer to use LDL particle number (LDL-P) to manage LDL related risk ...Read more
What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel mean. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
Complicated answer: Total cholesterol is comprised of cholesterol contained in multiple particles. These are: 1. Hdl (good) 2. Ldl (very bad) 3. Vldl (bad) 4. Idl (bad) 5. Chylomicrons and remnants (bad) 6. Lp(a) one easy way to assess your total bad cholesterol is to calculate non-hdl cholesterol by subtracting HDL from total. Some studies say this is better than ldl. Ideal levels of this are less than 130 mg/dl. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr told me my cholesterol was a little high but didn't seem worried (didnt even tell me the numbers)bout it just to change my eating.Why no statins?
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