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At what level should a raised LDL or total cholesterol:hdl ratio be treated in someone with a JBS risk <20% with no significant family history or obesity?

A: The JBS2 guideline on prevention of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice [1] reports that treatment is required in those with risk above 20%, with any form of established atherosclerotic CVD and people with diabetes.  It also reports:   “In addition, other people with particularly elevated single risk factors also require CVD prevention because they too are at high cardiovascular risk, regardless of the presence of other risk factors:    - elevated blood pressure > 160 mm Hg systolic or > 100 mm Hg diastolic, or lesser degrees of blood pressure elevation with target organ damage    - elevated total cholesterol to high density lipoprotein (hdl) cholesterol
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Hi, my lipid profile blood test done yesterday shows my cholestrol level as 264.1, triglycerides as 198.3, hdl as 44.1,LDL as 180.34, VLDL as 39.66, total cholesterol hdl ratio as 5.99 and, LDL: hdl artio as 4.09. How do I bring these hihvalues of chole

A: Hi Marzi,The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heartdisease. Your values are higher than normal. Though they cannot be considered life threatening but they arequite high and need to be controlled using medicines and dietary changes. Many drugs are available to lowerhigh cholesterol and triglycerides. Statins , fibrates , orlistat, niacin are widely used drugs to lower highcholesterol and triglycerides out of which statins (atorvastatin, simvastatin etc)would be good for you,looking at the high cholesterol level and a normal triglyceride level. The diet should be low fat that is moreof vegetables, seeds, nuts, fish, whole grains, brown rice, and cereals...
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total cholesterol of 280mg/dl with a total cholesterol/hdl ratio 61 good?

A: Hi Raye,   Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association: Total cholesterol less than 200 hdl cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60 LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100 Triglycerides less than 150   I recommend discussing your elevated cholesterol level with your physician.   All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps...


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What Is The Normal cholesterol hdlc ratio?

A: HDCL should be above 40 mg/dl for males and 50 mg/dl for females. Higher numbers are even better. HDCL levels are above 60 mg/dl are in the optimal range. when you are comparing good cholesterol (hdl) and bad cholesterol (LDL)you can use a ratio. While using this ratio the goal of hdl to LDL is to be above 0. 3 with the ideal ration being above 0. 4. on determining the effectiveness of using the ratio to determine potential heart disease the medical community is divided. Asparagus compound is found in sulpher. The ingredients in asparagus makes urine have a powerful odor. The odor in urine is...


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What Is The Normal cholesterol hdlc ratio?

A: HDCL should be above 40 mg/dl for males and 50 mg/dl for females. Higher numbers are even better. HDCL levels are above 60 mg/dl are in the optimal range. when you are comparing good cholesterol (hdl) and bad cholesterol (LDL)you can use a ratio. While using this ratio the goal of hdl to LDL is to be above 0. 3 with the ideal ration being above 0. 4. on determining the effectiveness of using the ratio to determine potential heart disease the medical community is divided. Asparagus compound is found in sulpher. The ingredients in asparagus makes urine have a powerful odor. The odor in urine is...


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TC/hdl ratio 4.2-------bad?

A: Hi BlueDragonfly,   Here''s a post that discusses cholesterol lab results, including the total cholesterol to hdl ratio:   Making Sense of cholesterol ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores   All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps...


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Is there a general consensus on the ratio of total cholesterol/hdl when statins are indicated in primary prevention regardless of CVD risk?

A: The NICE statin guidelines referred to (1) say: “The Committee noted that CVD risk can be calculated on the basis of the presence of a variety of risk factors including total and sub-fractions of cholesterol measured in the blood. It was mindful that its remit did not extend to the evaluation of specific risk factor algorithms, which would be considered in the NICE clinical guideline on cardiovascular risk assessment currently under development. It was aware that this clinical guideline would also consider the use of cholesterol target levels and the associated pathways of care for people with dyslipidaemia.” The “Draft scope for consultation - Hyperlipidaemia and cardiovascular risk” (2) was published in March 05....
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  LDL/hdl ratio

A: Hello kei_aoki, Increase in triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL values does not confirm clogging of coronaryarteries. There is a risk for developing atherosclerosis for the future. I would suggest you physical exerciseand change to proper diet to decrease these values and increase in hdl. Discuss with a dietician and follow upwith a cardiologist to rule out any cardiac changes. Take care!...


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I had my cholesterol checked and I got cholesterol 2.9 mmol/l ..LDL chol. 1.4 mmol/l ...hdl chol. 0.9 mmol/l....col:hdl ratio 3.2....triglycerides 1.2 mmol/l...Is this good? Can anybody interpret this for me?

A: I just had mine checked because I take Lovastatin..I hope you can translate or we have an AB member who will be able to give comparables..here is mine.. Triglycerides 54 hdl 92 LDL 119 LDLCALC 110 Triglycerides (TG) desirable is 150 or less hdl(Good cholesterol) " 40 or greater LDL(Bad cholesterol) " 130 or less My doctor said "your cholesterol looks good, continue the good work". :) im a doctor and i cant... talk to your doctor...


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what does it means if my cholesterol is 187 and my LDL is 134 an my LDL:hdl ratio is 3.1?

A: Hi Medlab, Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:   Total cholesterol less than 200 hdl cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60 LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100 Triglycerides less than 150   If you follow these guidelines, your LDL cholesterol is slightly elevated even though your total is within normal. On the plus side your LDL to hdl ratio of 3.1 falls within the low risk category.   All the best, Lisa Nelson, RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps  ...


 
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