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    My HDL and LDL results
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    An_267789 posted:
    I will be 50 years old in another 3 days.

    Got my blood test done for a general checkup.

    HDL = 33
    LDL = 207

    Total Cholesterol, Enzymatic = 263

    I believe the results are not good.

    What should i do ?
     
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Best to avoid foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Choose skim or low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt and reduced-fat cheeses. Eat more fish and poultry. Limit servings to five to seven ounces a day. Trim visible fat. Limit egg yolks. Substitute two egg whites for one whole egg or use an egg-substitute. Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breads and cereals. Use less salt and fat. Season with herbs and spices rather than with sauces, gravies and butter


    American Heart Association - Learn and Live

    What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean

    Your test report will show your cholesterol levels in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). To determine how your cholesterol levels affect your risk of heart disease, your doctor will also take into account other risk factors such as age, family history, smoking and high blood pressure.

    A complete fasting lipoprotein profile will show:

    Your total blood (or serum) cholesterol level. Your HDL (good) cholesterol level. Your LDL (bad) cholesterol level. Your triglyceride level.


    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=183

    About com: Heart Disease

    Raisng Your HDL Levels

    http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/cholesterol/a/raiseHDL.htm

    Fat Free Kitchen

    How to Raise HDL cholesterol, Raising HDL Cholesterol.

    http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/cholesterol/raise-hdl-cholesterol.html

    eMedTV

    Fish Oil to Increase HDL

    Using fish oil to increase HDL levels has not been proven effective.

    http://cholesterol.emedtv.com/hdl/fish-oil-to-increase-hdl.html


    Additionally here, it has been known for quite some time now that atherosclerosis begins (the process and progression of) at a very early age, even as early as in the pre-teen/teenage years.

    Studies performed in the past have shown fatty streaks (represents the earliest precursor to plaque development and plaque is the pathological hallmark of atherosclerosis) as the beginning of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries. Soft plaque (more dangerous and unpredictable than hard or calcified plaque) is the early stage of atherosclerosis.

    PLUS, good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke

    Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel, or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation), diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes secondhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity") high blood pressure (hypertension), high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

    ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)




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    Quote!

    "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

    - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society

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    It's your future.....be there.

    . .

    WebMD/WebMD forums does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
     
    avatar
    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Best to avoid foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Choose skim or low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt and reduced-fat cheeses. Eat more fish and poultry. Limit servings to five to seven ounces a day. Trim visible fat. Limit egg yolks. Substitute two egg whites for one whole egg or use an egg-substitute. Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, breads and cereals. Use less salt and fat. Season with herbs and spices rather than with sauces, gravies and butter


    American Heart Association - Learn and Live

    What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean

    Your test report will show your cholesterol levels in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). To determine how your cholesterol levels affect your risk of heart disease, your doctor will also take into account other risk factors such as age, family history, smoking and high blood pressure.

    A complete fasting lipoprotein profile will show:

    Your total blood (or serum) cholesterol level. Your HDL (good) cholesterol level. Your LDL (bad) cholesterol level. Your triglyceride level.


    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=183

    About com: Heart Disease

    Raisng Your HDL Levels

    http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/cholesterol/a/raiseHDL.htm

    Fat Free Kitchen

    How to Raise HDL cholesterol, Raising HDL Cholesterol.

    http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/cholesterol/raise-hdl-cholesterol.html

    eMedTV

    Fish Oil to Increase HDL

    Using fish oil to increase HDL levels has not been proven effective.

    http://cholesterol.emedtv.com/hdl/fish-oil-to-increase-hdl.html


    Additionally here, it has been known for quite some time now that atherosclerosis begins (the process and progression of) at a very early age, even as early as in the pre-teen/teenage years.

    Studies performed in the past have shown fatty streaks (represents the earliest precursor to plaque development and plaque is the pathological hallmark of atherosclerosis) as the beginning of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries. Soft plaque (more dangerous and unpredictable than hard or calcified plaque) is the early stage of atherosclerosis.

    PLUS, good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke

    Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel, or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation), diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes secondhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity") high blood pressure (hypertension), HIGH LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

    ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)




    -

    -



    Quote!

    "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

    - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society

    .

    It's your future.....be there.

    . .

    WebMD/WebMD forums does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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