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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


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What is an elevated HDL level?

What is an elevated HDL level?

High is good: Hdl - high density lipoprotein cholesterol - healthy cholesterol. One would want the level to be at least 40 mg/dl in men and at least 50 mg/dl in women. There's no side effects with a high hdl, so higher is better. Values over 70 mg/dl are more protective against heart attacks. ...Read more

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What causes an elevated level of hdl?

What causes an elevated level of hdl?

Several Things: High HDL levels may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read more

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Why does my test show normal level of LDL and triglyceride but elevated level of hdl?

Why does my test show normal level of LDL and triglyceride but elevated level of hdl?

That' a good thing: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. High HDL is commonly associated with lower heart disease risk. ...Read more

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I have elevated CRP (1.5) high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range Low monocye percentage Crp and cholesterol related?

I have elevated CRP (1.5) 
 high cholesterol 268, HDL 78 and LDL 128 triglycerides in normal range
Low monocye percentage

Crp and cholesterol related?

Cholesterol is a fat: which allows animal cell membranes to be flexible & humans to move; has little to do with arterial disease though promoted by NIH.gov for 4 decades for less $. Typical total cholesterol before people 1st obvious heart attack 170 mg/dL. LDL-C is not measured from your blood, only estimated: LDL-C = TC - HDL-C - 1/5th triglycerides. Get NMR lipoprotein test, get LDL particles <400 to max 700 nmol/L ...Read more

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LDL and total cholesterol has changed 25 points in 4 months to 223. HDL at 68 and tri are normal and haven't changed. no weight change or lifestyle/diet change. TSH has remained elevated with TPO neg (hovering around 7.0) Realized I've added coconut milk

LDL and total cholesterol has changed 25 points in 4 months to 223. HDL at 68 and tri are normal and haven't changed. no weight change or lifestyle/diet change. TSH has remained elevated with TPO neg (hovering around 7.0) Realized I've added coconut milk

Doubt relationship: You're clearly interested in promoting your health. That's awsome. These blood levels actually fluctuate wildly even from day to day though this fact isn't well-publicized. How about getting into tome really hard-core aerobic fitness stuff while you're young and healthy -- it would be a wonderful gift to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is 63 considered a high hdl?

Is 63 considered a high hdl?

Yes: HDL greater than 45 mg/dl is normal. The higher , the better as this is the "good cholesterol" and for every 1 mg/dl increase in value your risk of an adverse cardiovascular outcome decreases by 3%. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an HDL level that is considered too high?

HDL Cholesterol: Not sure why you would be concerned. High is good. There really is no 'too high' for this molecule. ...Read more

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