Your Questions About Good Cholesterol And Bad Cholesterol Ranges

John asks…

got my cholesterol labs back read below..?

i understand the reff range of these ..triglycerides are 160.. LDL is 133 HDL is 38 LDL ANS HDL ARE BORDERLINE HIGH.. triglycerides are ok….what do i need to do to gt LDL AND HDL optimal?? in good range…i dont eat out or eat fried foods am active in summer and walk alot..47 yr old male smoke a family history of heat disease…so what naturally can i do to gt my good better range and bad in better range please explain it…thanks oh total 203…last yr 206 was 3 yrs ago 175..want there again..

admin answers:

Cheerios does not help and the Food and Drug Administration is trying to force the company that packages Cheerios to cease such health claims. The total cholesterol is not really of any interest. The only reason that the total cholesterol is measured is that most physicians still use a calculation (1972 Friedewald equation) to determine LDL cholesterol. Your triglycerides are fine. Your LDL cholesterol is fine if you do not have hypertension or diabetes. Your HDL cholesterol of 38 mg/dL is not ‘borderline high’ but is actually ‘low’. Unfortunately exercise will only elevate HDL cholesterol by at most 10% which is not clinically meaningful. Nonetheless unless you have cardiovascular risk factors you do not have a problem or a concern. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless.

Sandra asks…

high cholesterol/triglcerides or not?

I had fasting test results on my cholesterol and triglicerides. I also had complete blood tests on everything….everything came back good…except The number was 226 for cholesterol/tryglicerides…while fasting. I feel so sluggish and out of breath all the time. I am thin, and my blood pressure is always low for many years 90/50 most of the time. I have been to several doctors but they keep saying its normal on the tests, the range is high for that number…i see an H by the results by that test. Doesnt that mean its high? I feel bad, my heart feels like it struggles to beat, and i feel light headed alot. My heart feels sore alot. Doctors dont do anything. I try to eat decent and take omega 3,6.9…

admin answers:

Not sure what the “h” is beside. Is it your cholesterol? That is a bit on the high side. High cholesterol will not make you feel light headed or dizzy. Anxiety will, and several heart conditions will. Your blood pressure is on the low side, but if that’s where it usually is, and you are thin, that should not be a problem. The fact that you are short of breath, tired could be from many things, but it sounds more like a cardiac or pulmonary problem…not cholesterol. Maybe you need to go in and have a more complete work up, including a cardiac workup. You say your blood was tested for “everything,” but I guarantee you there’s more it could be tested for. Somebody just hasn’t thought to test you for everything yet. If you have low blood pressure, even normal low, with light-headedness, dizziness, shortness of breath and soreness in your chest, then you need a cardiac work up. Period. Explain that to you primary care physician, or go straight to a cardiologist. If after you get a complete cardiac work up, and then are ruled out for pulmonary problems as well, perhaps you need to be evaluated for an anxiety disorder, which can mimick life-threatening heart disease, while on the verge of nothing at all wrong physically. I don’t think you can say doctors don’t do anything when apparently you have just said they tested your blood for “everything.” That is “doing something.” Taking Omegas won’t resolve a problem if you have one. Go be evaluated further, and be clear about your symptoms.

James asks…

My doctor recommended me to take a cholesterol lowering drug ?

I did an experiment and I think it is the processed food, refined carbohydrates, soy foods, cholesterol lowering drugs, vaccines ( though some are beneficial but, most are not neccessary ) vegetable oils and SUGAR that are causing the probelms.

I mean in cholesterol guilty by assosication your body produces cholesteral to help you. Also most people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterals.

I eat primarly organic free range meats and drink plenty of raw milk. The doctor said he was going to put me on some cholesterol lowing drugs because it was entirtly to high I was about 204. I don’t think their is a such thing as bad cholesteral and good choleseral I think it is all good but, if you want to try to swayed be go ahead and am all open. I mean don’ those drugs have side effects ?
The american heart assoisacation is a joke.

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in fact the people who live the longer have the highest cholerserals.
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in fact the people who live the longer have the highest cholerserals.
in 1920 a man won the noble prize for proving cancer cells feed soley on the fermatation of sugar.
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admin answers:

Fyi from the American heart association

Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is known as “bad” cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is known as “good” cholesterol.

LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
When too much LDL (bad) cholesterol circulates in the blood, it can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and brain. Together with other substances, it can form plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can narrow the arteries and make them less flexible. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, heart attack or stroke can result.

Less than 100 mg/dL
Optimal

100 to 129 mg/dL
Near Optimal/ Above Optimal

130 to 159 mg/dL
Borderline High

160 to 189 mg/dL
High

190 mg/dL and above
Very High

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HDL (good) Cholesterol
About one-fourth to one-third of blood cholesterol is carried by high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL cholesterol is known as “good” cholesterol, because high levels of HDL seem to protect against heart attack. Low levels of HDL (less than 40 mg/dL) also increase the risk of heart disease. Medical experts think that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it’s passed from the body. Some experts believe that HDL removes excess cholesterol from arterial plaque, slowing its buildup.
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Triglycerides
Triglyceride is a form of fat made in the body.

Your triglyceride level will fall into one of these categories:

Normal: less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-High: 150–199 mg/dL
High: 200–499 mg/dL
Very High: 500 mg/dL
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total cholesterol

Less than 200 mg/dL: Desirable
If your LDL, HDL and triglyceride levels are also at desirable levels and you have no other risk factors for heart disease, total blood cholesterol below 200 mg/dL puts you at relatively low risk of coronary heart disease. Even with a low risk, however, it’s still smart to eat a heart-healthy diet, get regular physical activity and avoid tobacco smoke. Have your cholesterol levels checked every five years or as your doctor recommends.

200–239 mg/dL: Borderline-High Risk
If your total cholesterol falls between 200 and 239 mg/dL, your doctor will evaluate your levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol and triglycerides. It’s possible to have borderline-high total cholesterol numbers with normal levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol balanced by high HDL (good) cholesterol. Work with your doctor to create a prevention and treatment plan that’s right for you. Make lifestyle changes, including eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke. Depending on your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and your other risk factors, you may also need medication. Ask your doctor how often you should have your cholesterol rechecked.

240 mg/dL and over: High Risk
People who have a total cholesterol level of 240 mg/dL or more typically have twice the risk of coronary heart disease as people whose cholesterol level is desirable (200 mg/dL). If your test didn’t show your LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, your doctor should order a fasting profile. Work with your doctor to create a prevention and treatment plan that’s right for you. Whether or not you need cholesterol-regulating medication, make lifestyle changes, including eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke.

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Chris asks…

I’m confused.. is coconut flesh/milk/oil good for you? or bad for you?

I’ve been doing extensive research online, and externally and found two distinctive sides of the argument, there are the ‘scientists’ and the doctors who say that coconut flesh/milk/oil is horribly bad for you (my uncle had high cholesterol and his doctor told him to have less coconut milk (he loves curry).

but then on the other side are a whole range of people, including new age people, and I even read an article by a dietician… and these people say that it’s great for you. It even helps you lose weight.

Anyone know what the REAL truth is?!
To add details in response to the first answerer “stop and think”

That’s true, it does contain lots of saturated fat, but many dietitians and nutritionists online have said that it’s a different type of saturated fat that actually boosts the metabolism, and burns off easily. One dietitian even said it assists you in losing weight.

hence my confusion.

admin answers:

The saturated fat in coconut oil is from plants not animals. People in the Fiji islands and Polynesian islands eat coconut all the time. This means coconut meat and coconut water. And they are some of the healthiest people on the planet. Coconut milk is processed and not natural. Moderation is always the key. If you eat coconuts it’s hard to dispute that they aren’t; good for you. Eat coconut oil in moderation until there is more research. I’ve been eating it for years in smoothies and raw desserts and I’m in prefect health. Nurse Kindheart

Jenny asks…

Asalam w.do u know how fasting can actually improve your health?

I read this article and it helped me learn what are the ways that fasting can improve someones health.Also on tv the sheik advises anyone with any health problem like high blood pressure ,diabetes,cholestrol to fast even during the fitr days .

1. Attitude About Juice Fasting: One key to juice fasting over water fasting is the ability to prevent ketosis (disrupted carbohydrate metabolism in response to chronic starvation) by continuously providing simple carbohydrates that are used by your body for energy and nutrition to the cells. Some individuals, however, believe that carb overload is the reason why Americans are fat.
2. Attitude about Skipping Meals: One study suggests that skipping a meal occasionally is not all that bad, especially if weight loss is a goal. However, be aware of changes in metabolic rate (see below).
3. Autonomic Nervous System: According to this article, fasting appears to have a normalizing effect on the overall tone of the autonomic nervous system. This normalization decreases possibilities for a number of issues ranging from digestive disturbances to anxiety disorders.
4. Awareness: Fasting can heighten awareness, depending upon the health of the individual, the goal for fasting and the ability to eliminate toxins from the system.
5. Back Pain: Back pains caused by muscular tightness and stress rather than from bone disease or osteoporosis may be alleviated with a lighter diet or juice fasting.
6. Bad Health Habits: In some people, fasting has helped break cravings for alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and some drug addictions.
7. Blood Pressure: Water fasting may correct your high blood pressure to a safe range within two weeks without drugs. This level of pressure can be maintained if the diet is changed rather than going back to old eating habits. This study was conducted in a controlled setting.
8. Cell Proliferation: This study, done on mice, showed that intermittent fasting slowed cell production, which also showed cancer development. Slowing down the rate of cell proliferation essentially buys time for the cells to repair genetic damage that may cause cancer.
9. Cholesterol: One study about a 30-day Muslim fast showed significant decrease in LDL (”badcholesterol), total serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides at the end of the fasting period. There also was a significant increase in “goodcholesterol (HDL) that showed at the end of the fast and continued to show for one month after the fast.
10. Chronic cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure: Fasting can reduce triglycerides, atheromas, total cholesterol and may increase HDL levels.
11. Energy Flow: Through this logic, fasting enables the body to slow down to the point where the individual can listen to the body through the mind. This ‘vital force’ is clouded when the body is filled with toxins. However, one study with flies showed that the value of diminished appetite to an animal’s survival may vary with the infecting microbe.
12. Fat Mobilization [PDF]: Fasting may move the body to mobilize fat stores from adipose tissue (the fat under your skin) to consume that fat as energy. Short fasts also may protect proteins in your body with the release of a growth hormone.
13. Heart Health: The day-long, once-a-month fast many Mormons undertake as a part of their faith may help explain the lower rates of coronary artery disease in this population, according to a study presented at the American Heart Assn.’s scientific sessions in Orlando, Florida, in 2007.
14. Homeostasis: Basically, your metabolic equilibrium, or ability to heal, could undergo a change during fasting. When fasting is employed as a therapeutic measure, it changes the playing field for disease and infection. This article quotes Louis Pasteur, “The pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything” for an argument on why fasting can be used as a cure for injury or disease.
15. Insulin and Blood Sugars: A study from the National Institute on Aging found that skipping meals frequently can help mice maintain healthier glucose and insulin levels. The study provides insight into the possible effect of fasting on glucose metabolism.
16. Life Span: The point behind this list of articles and studies is that caloric reduction, overall, is one way to increase a life span. Lower metabolic rates, slower cell proliferation and less body fat that holds toxic matter all lead to a healthier life. This translates, for many people, into a longer life.
17. Lifestyle: If you want to change your life to feel healthier and more productive, this author believes that fasting provides the pivot for that change.
18. Mental Alertness: When toxins are removed from the lymphatic and blood systems, this change improves mental clarity. Eating less also results in energy conservation, which can be used by the brain for thinking tasks.
19. Metabolism: While many people believe that a fast metabolism is key to weight loss,
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admin answers:

Ramadan Mubarak……..
Thanks for the info……….

@ batman, it doesn’t need proving, medicine proves it ask doctors & they will say that too… It relaxes the stomach.
Actually fasting is in all religions, not only islam…. The other prophets did it, just the months or day was different….

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