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... Hubby has always had very high Trigs, and has been on just about every drug out there and they still don't help. ... (6 replies)
... My GUESS is that with triglycerides over 400, even the MEASURED LDL has not much meaning. ... (6 replies)
... I'm only 30, 6' 205lbs, in pretty good shape, and have excellent blood pressure; however, my cholesterol numbers cause doctors coast to coast to question how I am alive. My mom/grandfather both have 400 cholesterol. Mom is doing well, grandfather died at 81 from a knee infection complication. Neither ever took a statin or did any other cholesterol treatment. My... (11 replies)

... This is generally considered a reasonable approximation when triglycerides are not extremely high. ... (1 replies)
Ldl/tc 182/260
Sep 26, 2005
... Hi Steve, I know it's difficult to find a happy medium (dietary). I can't stress enough to NOT eliminate fat. Your body needs fat, and saturated fat is not the bad actor most doctors make it out to be. Transfat is the bad guy. Our bodies need fat and cholesterol. Even the most strict dietary recommendations say your diet should include no more than 8 to 10%... (22 replies)
... I'd venture a guess that the alcohol increased your triglycerides. If your LDL was calculated, not a direct measure, the increase in trigs would have increased the LDL, too. You may not have a problem. ... (6 replies)
... is low carb high fat the way to go? ... (1 replies)
High Cholesterol
Feb 16, 2003
... I just recently had mine tested and it came back high. Cholesterol 240 Triglycerides 176 Direct HDL 39 Calculated LDL 166 Chol/HDL ratio 6.2 I was told by my dr that taking Niacin would be a good idea. This is a list of vitamins I am currently taking, I would like to add the niacin but is there anything else I should add as well? (5 replies)
Bad Test Results
Dec 19, 2004
... A total cholesterol of 258 wouldn't be that big of a deal except for your low HDL level and high triglyceride level. ... (6 replies)
... your total cholesterol should be 256, not 282. Your HDL is pretty good, and your triglycerides are excellent. It's just that your LDL is high, which is driving up your total number. Is a calculated LDL of 190 complete justification for you to be placed on a lifelong regimen of statin drugs? ... (4 replies)
... and LDL cholesterol have been reported to have synergy in elevating risk in both men and women with hypercholesterolemia. ... (23 replies)
... rofile. You don't need any drugs based on those numbers. The risks just don't justify the benefits, if any in your case. Of particular importance is your very high HDL level and very low triglyceride level. That high of an HDL is very protective. ... (8 replies)
... The reading cam back as high and he was referred to the hospital to get another more precise test. ... (4 replies)
... HDL ratio should be 2.5 or less. Yours is 2.2, which is within the range. The two factors which are really in your favor are your high HDL and low triglycerides. ... (8 replies)
... Direct LDL implies that the LDL was actually measured, and so therefore it is a more accurate value, as opposed to a calculated one. ... (1 replies)
... nurse called me this morning to say dr. wants me to come in next week to "discuss results" even though I'm now taking 40 of lipitor. She said these results were high for someone already taking lipitor even at 20mg and maybe it "wasn't working at all". ... (24 replies)
... I think that an elevated triglyceride level poses a significant risk, since it contributes towards LDL as VLDL. This can result in a shift in LDL particle size towards that of Pattern B, a predominantly smaller particle size which carries significantly higher risk. ... (19 replies)
... s without raising TC. Understand I am not at all suggesting one raise trigs to lower LDL. I am more pointing out what I consider to be the absurdity of coming to LDL in this calculated manner. LDL numbers have very little value, as they do not tell the story. I have seen folks come here with very good LDL numbers, under 100. ... (7 replies)
... That's very interesting about the good LDL fraction being more strongly correlated to low triglyceride levels. ... (5 replies)
... Putting the numbers into the right had side give a total cholesterol of 283, far worse than the 228. Usually when tiglycerides are that high one is usually told "cannot calculate LDL with triglycerides over 400. ... (4 replies)

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