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What Is The Ldl Cholesterol
Cellular survival: Cholesterol, including ldl, is needed to make up the cell-membrane, keeping it flexible/alive. Cholesterol is also needed to make sex hormones, among many other substances in the body. So, we do need cholesterol for our body cells to live--all cells. Thus, without it, we won't be blogging. Too much is a bad thing, so keep cholesterol to <200 if you can. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Particle Question: Ldl is a lipoprotein that can be measured by cholesterol (ldl-c) or particle number (ldl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL is highly variable, ldl-c often disagrees with ldl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Ldl goals vary depending on risk. If your doctor feels you are high risk ldl-p goal is less than 1000 nmol/l. ...Read more
LDL cholesterol : Overall, it depends on your risk factors and other illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure. If you have no or minimal risk factors and you don't smoke your LDL should be 130 or less, however if you have had a heart attack or stoke then should you should try to get your LDL to 70 or less. ...Read more
Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?
LDL function.: LDL cholesterol does have a function in our bodies, so in some respects is necessary. The small dense LDL particles to which you refer, however, are more atherogenic than the other large buoyant LDL particles. Niacin supplementation can improve your LDL subtype, changing small dense LDL to large buoyant LDL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are best foods to lower LDL cholesterol? 37 year old male with 142 ldl, don't eat much beef, cheese, chocol., pork, shrimp. What else can I do?
Goals: Diet has little effect on lowering cholesterol levels. Dairy products and eggs (yolk) also contain cholesterol which you might want to minimize. Depending on your risk for heart and vascular disease you may or may not need to lower your cholesterol level, based on latest guidelines. ...Read more
Lower LDL: Ldl, your bad cholesterol is affected by genetics and diet. You can improve your diet by becoming more plant based since animal fat can increase LDL as well as sugar!. So try to get 5-7 veggies/fruits per day, eat lean protein only with no skin (grilled, baked or broiled), decrease dairy since that is also animal fat, and stop all processed and refined sugar. It can increase your LDL by 25%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat better: Ldl, your bad cholesterol is affected by genetics and diet. You can improve your diet by becoming more plant based since animal fat can increase LDL as well as sugar!. So try to get 5-7 veggies/fruits per day, eat lean protein only with no skin (grilled, baked or broiled), decrease dairy since that is also animal fat, and stop all processed and refined sugar. It can increase your LDL by 25%! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Blood test: By doing a blood test to check for cholesterol level, if you have a high cholestrol you should start finding ways to lower it either by life style modification alone or combined with meds and this decision will be made when you discuss the test results with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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