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Why Are My Triglycerides Normal But My Cholesterol High
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
My fbs, cholesterol, ldl, and alt/sgpt are high, but my HDL and triglycerides are normal. What does this mean?
Concerns: Need to see a doctor. Elevated blood sugar, fasting, along with elelvated cholesterol are both risk factors for heart disease. Diabetes or pre-diabetes can often be associated with fatty liver, which can raise the liver function testes (alt/ast) even if the triglyceride level is normal. Important to get this addressed asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This combo a concern: High triglycerides are a very common cause of low HDL cholesterol and in many cases low or normal LDL cholesterol. This condition is often seen in patients with obesity, pre-diabetes or diabetes (insulin resistance) , and in combination with other cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension. (metabolic syndrome). We treat tg's if >500, but if <500, then target first the ldl, then non-hdl chol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high triglycerides, normal cholesterol levels, but high iron levels in my blood. Any idea what this means? Thanks!
Not enough info: The high triglyceride can be dietary but liver disease and diabetes should be excluded. The high iron is only signficant if you have evidence of hemochromatosis which causes liver disease. You need a fasting serum transferrin saturation & fasting sugar, plasma ferritin and liver function tests. Elevated iron may simply be a sign of good health. ...Read more
I just had my cholesterol checked. ldl and hdl were perfect but triglycerides were high, and I've seen my heart rate pretty low can that be a factor??
So I saw a report that said normal triglyceride levels for my age are 0-89, and my triglyceride level is 155. What are triglycerides? Is this bad?
No: We usually consider under 200 to be normal. I would not worry at all about 155. ...Read more
My HDL and triglycerides are very normal, but i have very High LDL what could be the reason? diet is minimal and not fatty,,I'm thin and have crohn's
Probably genetic: We talk little about the genetic component to LDL problems but they're actually a bigger factor than diet and exercise -- we simply can't do anything about them. And much of the traditional "wisdom" about diet and cholesterol probably isn't even true. Stay fit and be ready to accept medication should your physician and perhaps a second opinion consider it right for you. ...Read more
I am44 years old , female patient.In my last blood test there is
Trigliserit:217mg/dl Cholesterol:204mg/dl HDL Cholesterol:33mg/dl VLDL Cholesterol : 44mg/dl and my insulin is normal but insulin resistance is little bit high (3,47)Whatdoyou suggest?
Discuss w/doctor: This is a complex scenario, and requires much more information and thoughtful consideration than a short answer online forum. Discuss this with your doctor, and don't hesitate to ask questions so the interpretation of your tests and the plan is clear to you. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I be worried about low cholesterol 130, if my tryglicerids are 80 and cholesterol was in the normal range last month?
How do I raise my very low HDL while lowering my slightly high ldl? 38 yo m, 37 hdl, 112 ldl. Trigly, bp, blood sugar, BMI all good.
I have recently been diagnosed with a high triglyceride level but why is my total cholesterol level normal?
Possible.: The formula for calculating total cholesterol is tc=ldl + HDL + trig/5. It is possible to have high trig and not have tc elevated. It is clear based on your normal tc level that your trig are not elevated much. Serious trig elevations are levels above the 500-1000 mg/dl range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got blood teated and my lymphocites, hemoglobin, glucose, cholesterol, creatinine are really low. What does it mean? Thanks
Lots of information: Here. Probably not all related. Impossible to make any intelligent conclusion without the clinical context and actual values. ...Read more
How can I increase HDL cholesterol? Mine is35mg/dl and serum cholesterol-that I guess total- is 220 mg/dl. Are my levels normal for31y male?
Dietary Changes 1st: An HDL over 60 is cardioprotective. Increase intake of monosaturated fats like olives, olive oil, avocado and most nuts esp walnuts will help but remember these are high calorie foods so only a small amount. A fish oil 1, 000mg to 3, 000mg omega3 is also great. Plant sterols/stanols help-a spread in the grocery store called 'benecol' can raise HDL using 1 or 2 tsp instead of butter or margarine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My doctor says my bad cholesterol is normal but my good cholesterol is very low what can I do besides the Lipitor (atorvastatin) she prescribed to help?
Difficult: Hdl your good cholesterol is very hard to increase and there are really no great medications that increase it. You can try exercise, losing weight, adding high doses of niacin, fish oil, hormone replacement if indicated too help increase it. Also getting the type of HDL (fluffy or small with a fractionated panel) can provide more info to you. Get your LDL & tg low so you can decrease your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My total cholesterol was 155, triglycerides 70, LDL 98. All normal, but HDL was low at 38. I am on propranolol for wpw. Is this bad? Normal weight.
Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more
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