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    Cholesterol too low
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    An_254592 posted:
    My total cholestrol is only 40. My Dr. was surprised but said it is okay because my good and bad cholestrol levels are perfect. I am vitamin D deficent as well, which also surprised us because for over a year I have taken 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily. After reading some info online it appears I should be concerned with the low level. It appears low cholestrol is a symptom of something. I can't find info on how to raise it. I eat very well, low refined sugar intake, minimal processed food and I exercise. In addition to the Vit D, I take Omega 3, Calcium, vitamin c and DEHA. I also consume flax/chia seed and Maca Powder in my green smoothies. I would appreciate any advice or point me in the direction of a physican who is familar with this and can help me.
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    billh99 responded:
    My total cholestrol is only 40. My Dr. was surprised but said it is okay because my good and bad cholestrol levels are perfect.

    I not sure that you have the numbers right. Normally your HLD should be a minimum of 40. That does not leave any room for LDL and VLDL.

    If you don't have it, get a copy of the lab report from the doctor and list the Total, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides.

    There a people with a genetic mutation that causes very low cholesterol. Those people seem to have a normal and maybe and extended lifespan.

    http://jacknorrisrd.com/low-cholesterol-part-2-genetically-low-cholesterol-levels/

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/health/rare-mutation-prompts-race-for-cholesterol-drug.html?_r=0

    Is this your first cholesterol test?

    Was it a big change from older tests?


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