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What If My Cholesterol Is 271
Should i be concerned if my cholesterol is 196 and my triglyceride is 293 also my HDL is 33. Is this super bad?
It depends : B12 is not toxic so if B12 is high due to taking it, it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it may be a sign of serious problems including myeloproliferative disorders or liver or kidney disease. High B12 does not cause these but is caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause. See http://bit.Ly/1hvpcy7 and http://mayocl.In/1cmsaf0. ...Read more
Mildly: A total cholesterol of 218 is mildly elevated and a LDL is borderline elevated if you have no other risk factors for heart disease like a BP over 140/90, a HDL under 45, smoking, or diabetes. If you don't have these risk factors the primary therapy is diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my total cholestrol is under 200 my HDL is above 40 my LDL was good why was my A1c 6.2?
Pre diabetes: Hemoglobin A1C of 6.2 indicates increased blood sugar in the "pre diabetes" range. This is most commonly due to underlying insulin resistance - a condition where muscles and fat cells fail to respond appropriately to increasing blood insulin levels. Normal total, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels are often present. NMR LipoProfile testing could be helpful to identify lipoprotein-related CHD risk. ...Read more
Blood pressure: BP is not a constant it varies through the day. When it is mostly over 140 systolic and 80 diastolic then it needs to be treated. One time measurement doesn't tell you much. ...Read more
I am a 31 yr old woman and my BUN/Creatinine ratio is 6. this is low,is it something to worry about. what does it mean ?
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Hypoxia: Hypoxia means lower levels of blood oxygen compared to normal values. It could be caused by by diminished absorption of oxugen in the lungs (asthma, pneumonia, drowning, etc) or obstruction of blood flow in the arteries (arteriosclerosis, embolism, thrombosis) or in the veins (congestive heart failure, embolism, thrombosis, etc). ...Read more
My father is 85 years old. Is it normal if his blood pressure 150/90? His leg is dry and itchy, how can I treat this?
High, But Slightly: Normal adult blood pressure without any major medical problems (like diabetes or high cholesterol) tops out around 140/90, so that measurement was a bit high. He needs to be assessed by his doctor for possible high blood pressure. Not an emergency but within a few weeks. As for the leg, it depends on why it's dry. Small amounts of Hydrocortisone cream may help, but it probably needs checking too. ...Read more
I'm 22 weeks and measure at 16..... So what does it mean when my doctor tells me my uterus is lower then it should be? Is there a huge problem?
Probably wrong dates: At the first half of the pregnancy, size-dates discrepancy typically means your pregnancy's dating is off. Fetal growth problems do not occur before the third trimester, with rare exceptions. Talk with your obstetrician about having monthly prenatal ultrasounds to determine the prospective fetal growth nd reassure yourself that all is well. Take your prenatal vitamins and good luck! ...Read more
My age is 54yrs .My triglyceride is 208 and cholestrol is 222.My hba1c is 7.5% .I am not taking any diabetic medicine what should I do?
ABC's & Talk to Doc: Distill your knowledge of diabetes down through some basics letters/numbers (abc's). A= ha1c target <7.0 ; b= blood pressure target <130/80; and c= cholesterol...Targets tc<200, tgs <150, HDL >50, and ldl<100. If you are not meeting these targets then you simply will not live as long as people who are meeting targets. Metformin would be a good start...And likely a statin for chol...Baby asa too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my blood test back . It says my ft3 is 6.22 ft4 is 1.36 and my TSH is 2.5528 what that mean please help!?
A little high: The fifth hypertension detection and follow up guidelines list normal BP as <135/<85. Your diastolic BP is fantastic but your systolic pressure, if recorded accurately on several occasions, at rest, with your arm at heart level, with an appropriately sized cuff, on average...Is a little high. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my eye hurts and there is a swollen bump inside my lower eyelid. what is it?
The top of my foot and my ankle is always swollen, butthere is no pain. My blood pressure is normal. Am i retaining water? What could it be? Should i be worried?
I have a red dry and not-itchie patch on my leg. I am not sure what it is or if it is dangerous. Thank you. Marcel ?
See a doctor: And have them evaluate the red patch. ...Read more
No: It is not necessarily bad, triglycerides are a type of cholesterol, and can be dangerous with very high levels (over 200 but more over 500) and it's also dependent on whether your labs were drawn while fasting or not and what your sugar levels are. A good, balanced diet and exercise routine should be implemented nevertheless. ...Read more
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