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Why Do Doctors Monitor The Concentrations Of Ldl Hdl In Blood
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
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
Tot chol/ HDL ratio 4.9, vldl 66mg/dl, LDL 39mg/dl, HDL 27mg/dl, trigs tot 328mg/dl tot chol 132mg/dl doc was perplexed. Why?? Is this not normal
Hi. I did a fasting blood test. Cholesterol 198. Triglyceride 37. HDL 45. LDL 146. How good or bad these results are?
Pretty good: LDL's a wee bit higher than we'd like. See what you can do about that. Get back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you loved when you were a teen. I hope you'll make a healthy lifestyle, with fitness and sensible eating, central to what I'll bet will be a happy and healthy life. ...Read more
My blood test showed low hdl, normal ldl, 3x normal amount on triglycerides, any suggestions on how to fix these number?
Hdl 73, LDL 204, tirgly 74, LDL pattern a, ldl+vldl3=28, glucose 89, blood presure 94/55. Is it foolish not to take a statin?
Choose: youare always in charge. Personally, i'd take the statin if tolerated.
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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.
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
My HDL LDL and total cholesterol is really high every time I go have blood work done. I am supposed to be taking meds. Is that safe not to?
Depends: The decision to take medications for high cholesterol depends on the levels of total and each subtype of cholesterol, as well as risks of the patient. If your doctor has recommended to start meds, you should follow your doctor's advice. High cholesterol if untreated can lead to heart and vascular disease. ...Read more
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
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
42yr old male most blood test result came normal except the lipids ch 240, HDL 37, LDL 147, tg 250. Weight 210, 5'10" high, do I need any medication?
My 34 year old son's TOTAL CHOLESTEROL is 118, HDL 64, Tri's 44 & LDL 45. Doc said "perfect", I am concerned, should I be? The TOTAL was flagged low!
It is perfect: Please listen to your physician, and not what a lab is flagged as. ...Read more
Ttl 210 hdl 54 ldl 81.60 vldl 74.40 triglycerides 465 ldl 3.89 blood sugar normal what cause for high triglyceride level?
Not fasting: Most likely blood was drawn after a meal. ...Read more
HDL 45, LDL 170 total 246 - doctor wants me to start statins. Concerned about sideffects/ intolerance. Are statins safe? Are side effects reversible?
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
Am a 37 yr just got my blood worl back Total cholesterol 213 Trygly 121 Hdl 62 Ldl 127 Is this bad???
No: Hardening of arteries happens over time - in other words one is born with clean arteries and plaguing begins to build up at age 10 and progresses depending on ones lifestyle and/or toxic habits (high saturated fat foods, nicotine, high sweetened processed foods etc). So for 37, not knowing your specific fam history or whether u are diabetic etc, your numbers are acceptable. Keep HDL >60; LDL<130 ...Read more
I got some blood results and LDL cal shows 136, non-hdl-c show 156. What does that mean and is it very high?
My husband blood results shows total cholesterol -220, HDL -40, LDL -154 is this counts normal for age 28?
No, Probably VeryBad: Bad values any age. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell & not best test, promoted because cheaper. Ldl particles are the primary driver of atherosclerosis; large-hdl can help prevent/regress. Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. ...Read more
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
If only risk factor is high LDL of 170should a statin be taken? High HDL 84low blood pressure total large particle size ldl.
Eventually, perhaps: Generally, the initial approach for most cholesterol problems involves lifestyle changes--healthy eating habits & regular cardiovascular exercise. If this is not enough, we consider medical therapy. How quickly you turn to medication depends on multiple factors, including other labs, family history and other risk factors (age, weight, diabetes, etc.), and should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
I am 41 female my card ran a chol test LDL 48 HDL 89 and triglyceride 167 all other blood work normal. He said these numbers are ok u agree?
Cholesterol: Absolutely, better than mine.Get a more detailed answer ›
28 YO Male OA246, LDL 172, HDL 45, Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion before starting them. I have started strict diet.?
You need something: In addition to dietingGet a more detailed answer ›
Fasting blood cholestrol test after 10k am. Run. Levels (mmol/l): total-7.2, triglyc-1.21, hdl-1.82, ldl-4.4. Could a 10k run cause increase in ldl?
Am 42yr old male, not on any medication. Blood results came as total cholesterol 260, tg 355, HDL 40, LDL 149. Gained 20ilb recently, do I needmedication?
Do diet first,,,: Although your numbers are somewhat high, diet and exercise should be done first to get these numbers under control. In fact, diet and exercise should be a part of therapy regardless of whether or not meds are taken. A diet with fruits and vegetables and a tolerable exercise program will help with weight loss also. A visit to your doctor to discuss the best program would be wise. Good luck. ...Read more
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