... I think Lenin has it nailed -- there are many reasons why some folks do well, heart-wise, and it's all a cr*pshoot in my opinion. Good genes is top of the list!
I have had the weirdest cholesterol numbers the past few years and getting stranger all the time. I'm now 57, fairly average weight (now), female, and don't have my gall bladder anymore. After losing that, my... (27 replies)
Well, I think the last thing people need is for yet another number to make their heads spin. But actually the non-HDL value does make the report more complete, because that number (151) takes into consideration your LDL (137) plus the amount of VLDL (14) which comes from your triglycerides (triglycerides divided by 5). So yes, I would say that the smaller the... (2 replies)
... The lipid panel I had done this week was the first time I received a print-out which included Non-HDL. Consequently, I'd never really thought much about it before. Now I wonder what implications might be there. Is it good, for example, to have a small difference between LDL and Non-HDL? Or is it bad? And why?
These are the figures I had, for what it is worth:
TC=241,... (2 replies)
... So I am wondering if excercise affects ldl levels. ... (1 replies)
... Just curious if there is any efficacy difference on HDL in taking a large dose of Niacin once a day or splitting it 2-3 times a day.
The tradeoffs I can see is a single dose will increase the flushing due to the longer period between dosages, but reduce the chance of liver damage due to the reduced metobolic time. I understand the risk is low with IR but lowering a risk is... (3 replies)
... I think the Dr. would suggest a statin to you because your LDL is on the high side. Others here might suggest you have further analysis of your LDL components, such as particle size. ... (10 replies)
... My doctor recommends taking a statin for the LDL. I refused and will continue to refuse. My TG, HDL an ratios are good. I followed all of you guys' great advise which included NOT GIVING UP EGGS, and fish oil pill.
I was on a diuretic for HBP last year for a bit but changed because it seemed to raise my glucose and cholesterol. By the way my glucose also dropped from 97... (10 replies)
... ers look good on the surface. But as namelessme pointed out you really need a lipoprotein test to be able to determine if you have a cholesterol problem. If your LDL of 137 are of the larger particle size then no need to worry. If they are toward the smaller size then yes some type of action maybe required. ... (9 replies)
... No such thing as HDL that is too high. The higher, the better. My wife's HDL is 103.
Your cholesterol numbers are extremely good... EXTREMELY GOOD!
your ratio is 2.94 and any ratio below 3.2 is considered extremely good.
If your HDL was as low as many folks are, your total cholesterol would be below 190.
You do not a have a thing to worry about. (9 replies)
... I don't want to go on meds. but here are my numbers:
The nurse said my HDL was too high??!! (9 replies)
... just recently had my numbes done again,
cholestrol is 200
hdl is 47
ldl is 127
tri's are 137
my ldl has been around 120-140 for quite a whle now and dr still wont prescribe meds? i am on toprol and diovan for bp but that has been controlled for a while. any ideas? im 32 yr old thanks (5 replies)
... The only number that is higher than the range is ldl by 7 points everything else looks great except the total number.What else can I do? ... (5 replies)
... During one test period I was eating zero egg yolks. My TC was 190, LDL 101, HDL 72. ... (16 replies)
I think your latest results are fine. You have an excellent HDL/LDL ratio - that is very important.
Keep up your exercise and diet changes - they are at least as important as the medication - even if they don't dramatically affect your lipid levels, they are doing your body good in other (probably more important) ways.
And don't get too worked up about your... (11 replies)
... The increase in CRP could be from the cholesterol medication. (11 replies)
... I'm looking at some old results from 2/2000. I am 33 now, so they first caught me around 26 or 27 years old. My values at the time were:
Total cholesterol: 460 (yikes)
I am a female and I got this from my dad who's values were also very high. Of course, they didn't know about this stuff back in the day, so my dad never new about... (11 replies)
... Cholesterol 225
Should I be worried? I had better numbers just three months ago.
120 (2 replies)
... Here are his #'s:
Total cholesterol: 248
Chol/HDL Ratio: 2.7
But on the same form it says "any LDL results greater than 100mg/dl should be considered potentially elevated in high risk individuals" and the cholesterol, HDL and LDL numbers are also flagged as *HIGH* on the form. (9 replies)
My Dr. did some lab work on me last week and mentioned that everything turned up normal except my cholesterol was a little high. I was a little surprised about this because I have always been a pretty healthy eater.
Here are the #'s:
He wrote these #'s down for me and to be honest I don't know what they mean. He didn't give me a... (2 replies)
Folic acid, in combination with vitamin B-6 and B-12, will help lower homocysteine, another risk factor.
pcovers is right in that cholesterol numbers will vary considerably. For example, I have kept a record of my numbers over the last 15 years, and this is what I have found:
Highest total cholesterol 249
Lowest total cholesterol 196
Highest HDL ... (31 replies)