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Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are HDL 35 Mg/dl LDL 103Mg/dl Albumin (+) (traces in urine) Are they related in some way please help?

Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are HDL 35 Mg/dl LDL 103Mg/dl Albumin (+) (traces in urine) Are they related in some way please help?

No: The results of cholesterol in the blood have no relation with the urine results.
HDL is borderline low and LDL is slightly high, depending on the reference ranges of the lab you used. Also you did not mention how high the total cholesterol is, and if there is family history of heart disease. Trace albumin in the urine is commonly seen, not significantmay need repeat if your doctor is concerned. ...Read more

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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How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL related to the risk of heart disease?

How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL related to the risk of heart disease?

Correlative: The LDL is like the trash bags that are left on the street weekly by the households. The more that are placed the narrower the street. Hdl is the garbage truck that scavenges the LDL (trash) deposits. The more the HDL the lower the plaque burden. The more the LDL the higher the plaque burden. ...Read more

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In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol has multiple components. The high density component is called 'good' and the low density component is called 'bad'. This is because high levels of HDL are somewhat associated with less vascular disease and high levels of LDL are associated with worse vascular disease. ...Read more

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Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Why are doctors concerned when patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldls to hdls?

Lipids: Drs. Are concerned about elevated lipids because they are associated frequently with atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

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What are reasons why doctors are concerned if a patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldl's to hdl's?

What are reasons why doctors are concerned if a patient has raised cholesterol levels or a high ratio of ldl's to hdl's?

Heart attacks: Those are risk factors for arteriosclerosis which is the cause of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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My HDL is 6.3 but my LDL reading has not been given. What should I ask of my doctor?

My HDL is 6.3 but my LDL reading has not been given. What should I ask of my doctor?

Lipid panel: Was the blood drawn after an overnight fast? If you did not fast at least 9 hours, other results, except total cholesterol, may not be valid. The usual test are: Total Cholesterol, HDL, Triglycerides and a calculated LDL value. You can ask your doctor for these results. ...Read more

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TotalCholesterol 220.LDL 165, HDL 43.Trig Levels60 (times 20%)=12.Doc said to change diet and exercise. No Meds Prescribed. Isn't my LDL danger lvl? Age29

TotalCholesterol 220.LDL 165, HDL 43.Trig Levels60 (times 20%)=12.Doc said to change diet and exercise. No Meds Prescribed. Isn't my LDL danger lvl? Age29

High but not: Dangerous level of LDL. Your doctor is providing the right advise. Reduce your intake of saturated fats, exercise and if you are even slightly overweight, lose some weight. ...Read more

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28 YO Male OA246, LDL 172, HDL 45, Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion. I have started strict diet and exercise.

28 YO Male OA246, LDL 172, HDL 45, Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion. I have started strict diet and exercise.

High LDL: Your LDL is high enough to warrant intervention. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. There would be no harm in consulting a cardiologist for a second opinion.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Lipid panel done on 05/09/2014, results are:CHOL 246.00 mg/dL.. TGL 78. HDL 43. LDL 187.4: meds and diet by doc not helping, suggestions?

Lipid panel done on 05/09/2014, results are:CHOL 246.00 mg/dL.. TGL 78. HDL 43. LDL 187.4: meds and diet by doc not helping, suggestions?

Find and Fix Causes: It is important to determine why the LDL cholesterol is elevated. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www. Lipidboard. Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read more

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I am so confused. One doctor tells me cholesterol is good. Another doctor tells me cholesterol is bad. Total 241 HDL 104 LDL 128. Who is to trust?

I am so confused. One doctor tells me cholesterol is good. Another doctor tells me cholesterol is bad. Total 241 HDL 104 LDL 128. Who is to trust?

Very good: An HDL is the "good" cholesterol, which is protective against heart disease. An HDL that high is wonderful! The LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. The recommended levels depend on your other medical problems. For a person with no other medical problems, your LDL is good. If your diabetic or have prior heart disease, the ideal LDL is less than 70. ...Read more

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HDL 45, LDL 170 total 246 - doctor wants me to start statins. Concerned about sideffects/ intolerance. Are statins safe? Are side effects reversible?

HDL 45, LDL 170 total 246 - doctor wants me to start statins. Concerned about sideffects/ intolerance. Are statins safe? Are side effects reversible?

Sounds appropriate.: Statins are safe and any potential side effects (which are rare) are in general reversible. Long term benefit far outweighs risks. ...Read more

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28 Yo Male OA Cholesterol 246, LDL 172, HDL 45, Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion before starting them.?

28 Yo Male OA Cholesterol 246, LDL 172, HDL 45, Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion before starting them.?

You may find: Value in consulting with a Functional Medicine practitioner, Dietitian, Nutritionist or all three. Lifestyle changes may be all that is necessary to turn things around. ...Read more

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My doctor says to take statin at bedtime because cholesterol is produced more at sleep. Does that mean both HDL and LDL are produced at night?

My doctor says to take statin at bedtime because cholesterol is produced more at sleep. Does that mean both HDL and LDL are produced at night?

Gall bladder: Gall bladder and liver works at night by using fats from heavy meals to convert cholesterol into bile - if there is not sufficient b6, b3, carnitine they cause high cholesterol, ldl (high) and HDL (low) respectively. Fatty meals typically are later part of day - hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi doc, my cholesterol is 202 Triglycerides -164 HDL-44 LDL-125 High risk?

Hi doc, my cholesterol is 202 Triglycerides -164 HDL-44 LDL-125 High risk?

No: Your profile is within normal limits. You could raise your HDL by exercise.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol was 6.2 with ldl being 4 and hdl being 1.4. My triglycerides were 1.7. Doc not concerned. Should I be?

My total cholesterol was 6.2 with ldl being 4 and hdl being 1.4. My triglycerides were 1.7. Doc not concerned. Should I be?

High cholesterol: Although it is a bit high, treatment would depend on your specific risk factors, like smoking, diabetes, family history, hypertension. Your doctor will lead you. High cholesterol is certainly a risk factor. You CAN treat it with lifestyle changes - Exercise, loose weight, correct low fat diet. Have it re-checked. Try getting it under 5. Good luck ...Read more

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Good morning doc please I don't understand this result of total cholesterol 100, HDL 15, triglycerides 71, ratio 6.7, LDL 26.

Alternatively: The ncep ATP iii was based on an american diet. Your lipids are indicative of either starvation or an exceptionally low fat diet. (based on your personal circumstances). Your genetics undoubtedly contribute. I wouldn't try to conform to american standards - your circumstances are different. If you're getting adequate nutrition, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Male, 28.Lipid-P 6 mons ago. Total 225, HDL 43 LDL 165&trig 85.BMI of 23.1.Doc did not put on meds. Change diet/re-test 1yr. Was he correct? Ate 1 hour b4.

Male, 28.Lipid-P 6 mons ago. Total 225, HDL 43 LDL 165&trig 85.BMI of 23.1.Doc did not put on meds. Change diet/re-test 1yr. Was he correct? Ate 1 hour b4.

LDL goal: Hi. No change in diet will get your LDL to goal. Your LDL is very influenced by your genetics, and minimally influenced by your diet. I would at least make sure you're not hypothyroid. Treatment with a statin is lifelong, and most people aren't that into preventive medicine. Lowering your LDL with a stain would lower your long term risk. Period. What is your family history of cardiac events? ...Read more

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Hdl 30, triglycerides 291, LDL 196. Do I need to do echo test? Once a doctor told me there's chance for atherosclerosis.

Hdl 30, triglycerides 291, LDL 196. Do I need to do echo test? Once a doctor told me there's chance for atherosclerosis.

No: More importantly, change your lifestyle at your age, walk briskly daily for 25 min to start and slowly increase, avoid all saturated fats; eat salmon, walnuts, avocado, so that your LDL comes down below 120 atleast, HDL increases to above 40 atleast, and TG will come down. Skim mild or 1% lowfat; no full fat milk; only whole grain breads (no white bread) in moderation that too. Recheck lipid 6 mo ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 249; however, my HDL is 162 and my LDL is 75. My doctor wants to put me on a statin. Am I at risk for heart disease?

My cholesterol is 249; however, my HDL is 162 and my LDL is 75. My doctor wants to put me on a statin. Am I at risk for heart disease?

Can't tell: Total cholesterol is only one of many possible risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, don't exercise or are male, your risk would be higher. Discuss the reasons your doctor is recommending a statin with him/her. Your LDL number is very good, as is the hdl. ...Read more

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35 y/o male. Went to a Doctor and got a EKG, Echo, and Nuclear Stress Test. All came back good. BP120/82-LDL-112/ HDL-35/ Tri-100. Should I be worried?

35 y/o male. Went to a Doctor and got a EKG, Echo, and Nuclear Stress Test. All came back good. BP120/82-LDL-112/ HDL-35/ Tri-100. Should I be worried?

Worried about what?: As far as your heart is concerned, my only concern is the low HDL, which technically is a risk factor for heart disease. If your stress test was normal, then you're OK for now, but you need to do regular cardiovascular exercise to bring up that HDL. And technically, your diastolic BP can be a touch lower - exercise will help with that, too. And a lower LDL will help - exercise as well. ...Read more

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Total chol 215 trig 69 HDL 82 LDL 119 healthy male 65 blood press under control. Take 500mg niacin twice a day. Doctor suggests statins. Suggestions?

Total chol 215 trig 69 HDL 82 LDL 119 healthy male 65 blood press under control. Take 500mg niacin twice a day. Doctor suggests statins. Suggestions?

Judgement call: Your high HDL is very good. Ldl not bad. What other risk factors do you have? Smoker? Diabetes? Hypertension? Family history? Obesity? Sedentary? Although Niacin does nice things to your lipids, the outcomes studies suggest that statins prevent heart disease better. The risk of side effect from statin is lower than niacin. On balance, I tend to agree with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more