total = 154 triglycerides=93 (was 79 in October 2011) hdl=38 (isn't this too low?) ldl=98 (close to 100....dont think it's good) vldl=18 cardiac risk factor =4.0 (the range on my lab results (3.5 to 6.4) I'm also diabetic.
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2 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Are these readings good?Done on April 30, 2012<br /><br />total = 154<br />triglycerides=93 (was 79 in October 2011)<br />hdl=38 (isn't this too low?)<br />ldl=98 (close to 100....dont think it's good)<br />vldl=18<br />cardiac risk factor =4.0 (the range on my lab results (3.5 to 6.4)<br />I'm also diabetic.
Report This| Share this:Are these readings good?Fairly good.<br />Optimum LDL is < 100<br />And Optimum nonHDL (TC - HDL) is <130.<br />Some doctors think that this is the most important measurement.<br /><br />Desirable Trig is < 150, but some doctors like to see is < 100.<br /><br />As an independent measurement the desired level is >39 (>49 for women).<br /><br />Fish oil (and cold water fish) is one way to help raise HDL.<br /><br />Here are some other ideas.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/high-cholesterol-raising-your-hdl-level#">http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/high-cholesterol-raising-your-hdl-level#</a>
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