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What Does Total Cholesterol Of 221 Mean
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
Total cholesterol=concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma & carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ↓ing size/↑ing density: ULDL, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL. These protein particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol & ...Read more
Excess intake or: Elevated blood levels of vit B12 are not associated w/ toxicity but may be associated w/ various hematologic conditions (eg myeloproliferative neoplasms, hypereosinophilic syndrome, gray platelet syndrome, macrophage activation syndrome), in some cases secondary to liver damage causing release of of the stored vitamin (eg cirrhosis, hepatitis, primary or secondary liver cancer). Quite rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Any lab result gives a number that is compared to a range of normal. But even the extremes of "too high" can still be normal for an individual. If the result is a change, then a high neutrophil count makes me think of infection(since that is one of the bodies responses), inflammation, stress, reaction to medication or even cancer like leukemia. Talk with provider who ordered test to put in context. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
What is the significance of these numbers: my triglycerides are 79 HDL 66 LDL 126 total cholesterol is 208?
Depends on Particles: Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (cvd) risk. More than cholesterol, cvd is related to the number of LDL (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My lipid profile reports are as follows: total cholestrol: 190, hdl:36, ldl:119, vldl cholestrol: 35, What does all of this mean?
Make lifestylechange: At your young age, your HDL should be higher (>45 mg/dl). this is good cholesherol: eat salmon, walnuts, avocado to name a few foods with good fats, and exercise regularly (20 mins even brisk walking 4x/wk) good. Then 6-8 months later, recheck lipids to see if HDL improved. LDL= bad cholesterol, Yours is Ok ( ...Read more
Complement : Both c3 and c4 are components of a multi-protein system involved in immune response. Both components being low means complement system is active and being consumed in the formation of immune complexes, generally not a good thing. Please discuss the matter with your doctor in the full context of your health and any medical conditions that you may have. ...Read more
What does a tsh level 13 mean is it really high, little high ? And what are the future health risks for such a number
Need Information: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values. It is best to know the ldl-p and hdl-p individually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver damage: Ast is an enzyme found in liver, heart, brain, skeletal muscle, and red blood cells. When there is damage to any of these types of cells, ast is released into the blood and causes elevation of the normal levels. The most common cause of elevation is liver damage which can be due to many different disease processes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dehydration: It appears that you may have dehyrdated cauisng hypernatremic (hypertonic) dehydration. This occurs when the lost fluid contains less sodium than the blood (loss of hypotonic fluid). Relatively less sodium than water is lost. Please be sure blood glucose, sodium and chloride levels were normal. I would see your doctor and have the urine test repeated along with a urinary sodium level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Billirubin total of 3.2 and billirubin direct of 0.5 indicate a livr problem? if so what kind of disorder?
Probably Gilbert's: Gilbert’s syndrome is due to deficiency of an enzyme that helps to excrete bilirubin. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30 years. Patients with gilbert’s syndrome are prone to develop jaundice from time to time. The risk increases with fasting, dehydration, repeated and profuse vomiting, infections, exertion and stress and after a surgery. If uncertain, specific tests can be done. ...Read more
What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd
8.5to10.4: Nrmal Calcum level is 8.5to10.4 mgm/deciliter Your level is high normal Hyperparathyroidism is when parathyroid gland produces too much hormone and that causes blood calcium to go up You should repeat calcium level,25 hydroxyl vitD level and 24 hour urine for calcium as well Hypothyroidism sometimes also occurs separately with Huperparathyroidism High calcium diet can contribute to high calcium l ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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