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My cholesterol is 253 (hdl=92, ldl=146) what do these numbers mean?

My cholesterol is 253 (hdl=92, ldl=146) what do these 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

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What does 4.68 numbers mean in women cholesterol test . Ref range 2.00-519. Trigly 1.52 ref range 0.45-2.20?

Millimoles: The 4.68 refers to millimoles of cholesterol. This is a different unit than most us doctors are used to. It is a somewhat elevated cholesterol level. We'd rather see it closer to 2 than to 5. ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is 211, everything indicates normal based on numbers triglycerides are at 194? What's this mean?

My cholesterol level is 211, everything indicates normal based on numbers triglycerides are at 194? What's this mean?

High triglycerides : A normal triglyceride level is 150 or less. Yours is high. To improve your triglycerides, increase your exercise level and avoid processed foods. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do cholesterol and triglyceride numbers mean for my heart?

What do cholesterol and triglyceride numbers mean for my heart?

Know your numbers: It's important to know your numbers. Ideal values are a total cholesterol < 180 mg/dl, triglycerides < 150 mg/dl, LDL as low as possible (close to 70 mg/dl) and HDL as high as possible (at least 50 mg/dl in women). ...Read more

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WBC 12.0 Neutrophils 8.0 Lymphs 3.2 platelets 443 calcium 10.3 ketones +1 LDL cholesterol 109 What could these numbers mean? Should i be concerned?

WBC 12.0 
Neutrophils 8.0 
Lymphs 3.2
platelets 443
calcium 10.3
ketones +1
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

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What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

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

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What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel mean. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?

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

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Is it true new cholesterol guidelines say numbers do not matter?

Is it true new cholesterol guidelines say numbers do not matter?

Not exactly: The new guidelines have focused on degree of reduction from baseline levels rather than reaching below a certain goal number for everyone, e.g. Reducing LDL by >50% (high intensity), 30-49% (moderate intensity) reduction from baseline LDL level. ...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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