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Why Do Doctors Monitor The Concentrations Of Ldl Hdl In Blood
Can the experts please talk about the normal levels accepted of hdl, LDL and triglycerides in blood?
Normal Lipids: There is a lot of variation in lipid levels, and what is considered normal depends on age and presence or absence of diabetes and heart disease. These are what would be considered normal lipids for a middle aged person without diabetes and heart disease: hdl > 40 (male) or > 50 (female) ldl. ...Read more
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
Good cholesterol: Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins. These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?
Homocystinuria is a: Disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. Both parents pass on a mutation of either the mthfr gene on the short arm of chromosome (chr.) 1 or the cbs gene on the long arm of chr. 21, causing deficiency in the respective enzymes for which they code. A metabolic geneticist, hematologist or cardiologist can help your doctor with diagnosis.Some specific forms of hcu respond to specific treatment. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
Not easily: The LDL and HDL ratio is not routinely advised. A better calculation is perhaps cholesterol minus hdl-c or non-hdl-c. In many instances this number should not exceed 30 beyond your ldl-c goal which is based on your own risk. If your ldl-c goal is 70 then non-hdl goal is 100 or less. The triglyceride/hdl ratio may be predictive of risk as well as diabetes. Some believe it should be less than 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the glucose level in hypoglycemia and the blood pressure in hypotension ( please i want numbers ) ?
My lab report saystotal cholesterol 194HDL 32.9LDL 138.9 .is this a major risk?what is the risk in this?how can i increase HDL and decrease LDL?
Relatively high risk: Hi. That's a relatively low HDL, high LDL, and high non-HDL (LDL + VLDL, dominated in your case by the LDL). What is your family history of heart attack and stroke? Are you diabetic? Do you smoke? Live healthily, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and obviously don't smoke. It is easy to justify a statin in a case like yours. The low HDL is tough to treat and I figure your triglycerides are ~150 ...Read more
Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are
HDL 35 Mg/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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood test showed low hdl, normal ldl, 3x normal amount on triglycerides, any suggestions on how to fix these number?
It may lower it: there are reports that Salvia divinorum may actually lower elevated blood pressure, but this is by no means certain and involved only case reports of a small number of patients. Smoking cigarettes, however, will ELEVATE blood pressure further. The best initial way to deal with elevated blood pressure, if mild or moderate, is weight loss, reduction of salt in diet, exercise and stress reduction. ...Read more
What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel mean. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
Complicated answer: Total cholesterol is comprised of cholesterol contained in multiple particles. These are: 1. Hdl (good) 2. Ldl (very bad) 3. Vldl (bad) 4. Idl (bad) 5. Chylomicrons and remnants (bad) 6. Lp(a) one easy way to assess your total bad cholesterol is to calculate non-hdl cholesterol by subtracting HDL from total. Some studies say this is better than ldl. Ideal levels of this are less than 130 mg/dl. ...Read more
Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) wipe out the cholesterol in your arteries? Or just low the amount of cholesterol produce by the body
Both, kind of...: The main function of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is to decrease your hepatic production of cholesterol. However, several studies shows that when this happens, over time you may see an improvement in your vascular health as evidenced by stabilization of plaque, reduction in plaque size, and reduction in carotid wall thickness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain to me the influences of high glucose on blood pressure, kidneys, & heart. Thanks a million!?
Inflammation: High glucose from diabetes is toxic/inflammatory to nerves, as well as the lining of blood vessels, resulting in hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can cause increased blood pressure. Increased load on heart, and blockage of the coronary arteries. High glucose forces kidneys to work harder to filter more blood. Eventually they start leaking and dumping protein eventually failing. ...Read more
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