... I am a male 51 years. Not smoking and quit drinking 8 months back and a vegetarian.
Recently I have tested my blood for lipid profile and found that my total cholesterol is 202 and the report says it is "borderline high".
My other numbers are
HDL - 48
LDL - 117
VLDL - 37
Triglycerides - 183 (4 replies)
... I can see that my LDL levels are way higher than my HDL. Should this be looked into? ... (1 replies)
... Thanks for your reply and encouraging words Yack. I do need to do some work to improve my LDL. As you said, it is not 'elevated' but it is not a perfect or ideal number so I will work on that. Please see below and help me understand if you see any trends. My tri is kind of erratic. Not sure if you can make any sense out of this but I couldn't put this in here in an excel... (4 replies)
... Thanks, JJ. I just found his test results for his last blood work. HDL-43, LDL-117, triglyc-96, glucose-97, total colesterol-179. I go to the other dr. in that group and was put on BP meds for some high readings last spring. Took it for a month, felt crummy, asked her about serious diet and exercise. Her response was meds in conjunction with diet and exercise and that I... (6 replies)
... This is very informative! Thanks!!! Annie (16 replies)
... To get your TC you have to add your LDL plus your HDL and also your VLDL. To get your VLDL you take the Trig. number and divide it by 5 then add those 3 to get your TC. ... (16 replies)
Please give me suggestions and feedback on my cholesterol numbers, as I have never had them measured before. (I am a 38 yr old female, thin build, work out regularly, and am a vegetarian but don't always eat as healthily as I should.)
Total cholesterol: 204
Ratio of total cholesterol to HDL: 2.8
Glucose: 73 (4 replies)
... I really want to hear from people on this too. I am 41, female, with a HDL of 54 and LDL 55. Total 117. Triglycerides 41. My dr. says it is great. ... (4 replies)
... HI all, new to the forum and board. A little background, 43 year old male, social drinker, not much exercise, just golf. last August, I finally had an updated physical which included the cholesterol check and my total was 212 with my tri's at 218. I was told to get more exercise and change my diet. Well, I changed my diet, I eliminated junk food and cut BACK on beer,... (5 replies)
... I would appreciate any discussion by those who think my total and ldl are too low. Also, any opinions on the relationship to testosterone and Prolactin levels. ... (11 replies)
... w numbers are pretty good and I'm not at all dissatisfied although I would like to bring my HDL up to over 50 at least. They said my HDL needed to be over 60 and LDL under 100. I don't know how anyone would get those numbers without statins. ... (14 replies)
... I think you doctor is nuts!!!....He must need a new set of golf clubs from the drug companies. (12 replies)
... numbers were almost the same, but her LDL was 119 and her doctor didn't prescribe anything, told her "keep doing what you've been doing". ... (12 replies)
... The doctor called last evening with the lastest blood test results:
TC 209 (May '06 227)
Tri 74 (don't know for May)
HDL 77 (May '06 63)
LDL 117 (May '06 138)
He wants another blood test in 6 weeks and I'm not sure I'm going to do it. My only risk factors are a grandmother and uncle who had heart attacks in their 60's but both... (15 replies)
... Wow! Just got my first lipid panel back after starting Tricor and making some lifestyle changes. Check out this comparison.
Lipid panel for April 06:
LDL unable to calculate
VLDL unable to calculate
TG 1859 (verified by repeat analysis)
Lipid panel for July 06: (3 replies)
... I go to 2 doctors, husband and wife. I spoke to the husband today. Says there is no need to change my meds at this time but the wife really wants to see the LDL below 100. Quite frankly so would I. At one time my ldl was up to 201! ... (1 replies)
... Doc wants TC below 200 and LDL below 100. ... (6 replies)
... Against my better judgement, I caved and took the Lipitor. Began Nov 15, 2005. Doc prescribed 20 mg every other day, which I kept up with until early Jan. At that point I could no longer stand the side effects, so I stopped taking it. I have a Lfestream cholesterol tester at home, and used that to guage what happened. I realize this only reads TC, and you do have to consider... (8 replies)
... total cholesterol 189, triglycerides 88, HDL 54 and LDL 117. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks for the Info.
I apologize that HDL Rate is not accurate.
In fact I only know the TC (174), LDL (117) number, I am yet to get a copy of the Report.
Thanks. (2 replies)