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An_251376 posted:
Total =135 (down from 210)
LDL = 65 (down from 135)
HDL+42
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bobby75703 responded:
Be careful. Once your Total drops below 120, and LDL below 50, you enter hypolipidemia which bears its own risks.
 
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billh99 replied to bobby75703's response:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine_and_metabolic_disorders/lipid_disorders/hypolipidemia.html

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[a name="v991372"> Hypolipidemia is defined as a total cholesterol (TC) < 120 mg/dL (< 3.1 mmol/L) or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol < 50 mg/dL (< 0.13 mmol/L). Secondary causes are far more common than primary causes and include all of the following:
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic infections and other inflammatory states
  • Hematologic and other cancers
  • Undernutrition (including that accompanying chronic alcohol use)
  • Malabsorption
The unexpected finding of low cholesterol or low LDL cholesterol in a patient not taking a lipid-lowering drug should prompt a diagnostic evaluation, including measurements of AST, ALT, and thyroid-stimulating hormone; a negative evaluation suggests a possible primary cause.

BTW, did you see my latest posted under the pinned Cholesterol Check Challenge thread.

TC 113
HDL 59
LDL 47
Trig 35


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