My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?
Particle Problems. This lipid panel is common and often hides a greater problem. As tg rises the number of LDL particles rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in a much higher LDL particle number (ldl-p) than measured ldl-c levels. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, or tg values. Ldl-p <1000 is ideal.
Too high. Depending on your risk factors, your targets for cholesterol levels will be different. This panel is too high, even with no risk factors, and puts you and increased risk of atherosclerotic disease, such as heart attack or stroke. See you doctor about what can be done to improve your numbers and lower your risk.
In my lipid profile examination triglycerides count is 260mg/dL, VLDL Cholesterol is 52mg/dL, LDL-210mg/dL, HDL-42mg/dL. Is it harmful? Remedies please
Harmful, see doctor. Your LDL, bad cholesterol is higher than desirable. Please see a doctor for advise about life style modifications and may be drug treatment. Try to lose weight. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...