Which type of cholesterol is good, HDL or ldl?

HDL. Hdl is the good cholesterol and higher is better, aim toward more than 45 the best will be around 70.
In an HDL particle. Cholesterol is cholesterol is cholesterol. It has both good and bad properties. In the bloodstream cholesterol can be packaged in one of two different particles, the LDL particle or the HDL particle. The HDL particle is considered the "healthy" particle, essentially pulling cholesterol away from the blood vessel wall and delivering it back to the liver.

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Rechecked cholesterol 6 months later and LDL has gone down. But my HDL is low and has gone down raising my risk. I eat good and excercise what else?

LDL, not Cholesterol. Cholesterol never been correct issue; made by every animal cell, fundamental to animal movement. Promoted because ?$ to measure. Correct issue: measured LDL & HDL particle concentrations. Best foods to improve values usually minimally processed hf/lc. Get NMR particle test & study big fat lies, mcgovern's report. Science for smart people, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, dietdoctor, my answers. Read more...

I eat pretty good but my cholesterol is next to high HDL 75 LDL 148 what can I eat to help bring it down. I am not over weight?

Pretty good? If you would like to remain off cholesterol medication, your diet needs to be better than just pretty good. Strict low fat with minimal carb, high fiber diet. If doing the best you can doesn't get you. Read more...

My Dr. Feels at 241 I don't need to lower my cholesterol cause my ratios are all good my LDL is near optimal at 128 and my HDL is 104 anyone agree?

High HDL. Hardly anyone in their twenties should be tested or be on cholesterol medication. An HDL nearly three times the upper limit of normal means you have more built in protection than almost all men. You should not be on medication. Read more...
He may be right,,, A very high HDL like you've got is a great protector against heart disease. The LDL isn't high and is in a good range. Many others with this finding around the world have total chol. Over 200 with high HDLs at or approaching 100 and they very rarely if ever have heart disease so unless there are other issues like diabetes or high blood pressure this, by itself is highly unlikely to be a problem. Read more...

I've been told my cholesterol is 125, but I have a good ratio of HDL to ldl. Should I get a particle size test to check for LDL and a c reactivpro tes?

If you want to,,, You have a very good total cholesterol and you say you have a good hdl/ldl ratio, which means your LDL can't be very high and would almost definitely be within the lowest range, so this is highly unlikely to be a problem for you. You're also older with this, making it even less of a problem. You might, therefore want to save it for later in life unless you just want to know now. Good luck. Read more...

Which cholesterol is the good ones and which ones are the bad? Ldl- vldl- hdl-triglycerides...

Non-hdl. Non-hdl is considered the worse of them all. Ldl and vldl can reflect the amount of non- HDL you have in your body. Hdl is protective and triglycerides are good if not above 150 fasting. Read more...
Never so simple. Traditionally we view LDL cholesterol as "bad" and HDL as "good. Vldl , LDL and HDL are particles or carriers that transport cholesterol and triglycerides. There really is no "good" or "bad" cholesterol. It is what happens to it and how it is transported that determines its fate. Hdl can be dysfunctional &ldl had many important properties. Bottom line is look at lipid panel in context of patient. Read more...

What can be done to reduce bad cholesterol LDL only, not increase the good cholesterol hdl?

LDL and HDL. In general high LDL cholesterol is associated w/ higher risk of heart & artery disease, while high HDL is generally protective. Genetics is a major determinant of what your levels will be; diet has some influence. Treatments include diet, exercise, & drugs including statins, fibrates, binding resins, & recently some fancy biologic drugs. Medical guidelines on who/how to treat are now very detailed. Read more...

Hi my cholesterol level is 140, LDL is 67, HDL is 36 it was done by photometry by taking blood while fasting are these level good.

Excellent levels! A combination of good genetics, healthy diet and exercise, and possibly if you are taking cholesterol medication is all giving you great readings. Keep up the good work! Read more...
South Asian highrisk. For a south Asian your numbers are better than most I have seen. However bc u r from the Indian subcontinent your risk for CAD is high and the ACC recommends South Asians be treated as CAd-equivalents. Having said that, your HDl (good chol) ought to higher: daily or 4x/wk exercise, even walking briskly 40 mins will help. Eat more fish, almonds and walnuts. LDL great <70! Be sure to check glucose . Read more...
HDL could be better. As Dr. Parkash mentioned, your HDL should be higher and you can do that by increasing physical activity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

First cholesterol test in 1982 was 203 and last test just done was 213 with HDL and LDL all in normal ranges. Is this good or bad?

Depends. Cholesterol norms vary depending on the risk factors one has such as the presence of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart attack, etc. Knowing that as well as the actual #s for your cholesterol fractions may help better determine whether those are normal in your case or not. Read more...