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shans6 posted:
hai sir
my mom recently have a normal test of her cholestrol and it was shown that her hdl is 33 and even she is having thyroid and her tsh level is high .she has difficulty in walking and climbing stairs feel palpitation .is it too dangerous?
please reply sir
cardiostarusa1 responded:

......"and it was shown that her hdl is 33"

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Doubt Cast on the 'Good' in Good Cholesterol

The name always sounds so encouraging, HDL, the "good cholesterol". The more of it in your blood, the lower your risk of heart disease. So bringing up HDL levels has to be good for health.

Or so the theory went.....

"her tsh level is high"

The normal range for TSH level is 0.4 to 4.0 mlU/L (milli-international units per liter). Complications/other conditions can occur from a high TSH level if left untreated.

"feel palpitation"

Most often, as applicable to the patient,the most common type of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), are typically harmless, be it isolated (single), couplets (2-in-row), triplets (3-in-a-row) or salvos (short bursts of 3 or more in-a-row), bigeminy (occurring every other beat), trigeminy (occurring every third beat), quadrigeminy (occurring every fourth beat), etc., etc.

However, the main problem or concern (even more so, much more emphasized for those with certain major or serious heart conditions) with PVCs is if/when sustained ventricular tachycardia (runs of PVCs over 30 seconds) occurs.

Best of luck to your mom and you down the road of life.

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
Studies do suggest that individuals with low HDL may be at higher risk of developing heart disease in the future. What is less understood is whether increasing the HDL actually lowers that risk.

If she is having symptoms, I would definitely recommend that she be evaluated by her doctor.