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For 43 yr old male, can high LDL like 160 and low HDL like 34 be considered 2 risk factors for heart disease or it's one risk factor ( cholesterol)?

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Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Risk factors

Considered one risk factor..
While there are no easy ways to increase hdl, there are plenty of meds to reduce the LDL as u are already aware...

In brief: Risk factors

Considered one risk factor..
While there are no easy ways to increase hdl, there are plenty of meds to reduce the LDL as u are already aware...
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: More like one

Abnormal cholesterol is a risk factor, but being overweight, having a family history, high blood pressure and high blood sugar are more concerning.

In brief: More like one

Abnormal cholesterol is a risk factor, but being overweight, having a family history, high blood pressure and high blood sugar are more concerning.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Depends on which risk scale you use: current aha guidelines: "risk factors (defined as total cholesterol ?240 mg/dl or treated, systolic BP ?160 or diastolic BP ?100 mm hg or treated, or diabetes, or current smoking), " http://circ.
Ahajournals.Org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.Cir.0000437741.48606.98 but the framingham score counts it as 2 risk factors: http://cvdrisk.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/calculator.Asp.

In brief: No

Depends on which risk scale you use: current aha guidelines: "risk factors (defined as total cholesterol ?240 mg/dl or treated, systolic BP ?160 or diastolic BP ?100 mm hg or treated, or diabetes, or current smoking), " http://circ.
Ahajournals.Org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.Cir.0000437741.48606.98 but the framingham score counts it as 2 risk factors: http://cvdrisk.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/calculator.Asp.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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