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Does my lipid panel below need to get better: total cholesterol: 178 hdl: 42 ldl: 115 trig:106 vldl:21?

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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your cardiovascular risk depends on your age , presence of diabetes , high blood pressure and family history of heart disease.
Also smoking. If u have more than 2 of these risk factors then aim for an LDL of less than 100.

In brief: Yes

Your cardiovascular risk depends on your age , presence of diabetes , high blood pressure and family history of heart disease.
Also smoking. If u have more than 2 of these risk factors then aim for an LDL of less than 100.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lipids

Lipids are one of many risk factors.
If you have no other risk factors the levels may be ok. If you have diabetes, hypertension, smoking and/or other risks, the levels should be much lower.

In brief: Lipids

Lipids are one of many risk factors.
If you have no other risk factors the levels may be ok. If you have diabetes, hypertension, smoking and/or other risks, the levels should be much lower.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on Particles

Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (cvd) risk.
More than cholesterol, cvd is related to the number of LDL (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c.

In brief: Depends on Particles

Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (cvd) risk.
More than cholesterol, cvd is related to the number of LDL (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c.
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: No, unless...

This depends on other risk factors but esp.
Depends on the particle subtypes- if your LDL is mostly small dense instead of light buoyant that would be good to address, otherwise it looks good. The role of cholesterol is over-rated & too low can be dangerous. See http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ and my comment for more links.

In brief: No, unless...

This depends on other risk factors but esp.
Depends on the particle subtypes- if your LDL is mostly small dense instead of light buoyant that would be good to address, otherwise it looks good. The role of cholesterol is over-rated & too low can be dangerous. See http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ and my comment for more links.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Another fine article: http://www.sott.net/article/242516-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease
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