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Old 12-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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High but Healthy?

CHOL 321 (yikes)
HDLD 121
TRIG 32
LDL-CALC 194 and no, these numbers are not typos or mixed up in any way.

I am a 56-year old woman who feels great in every way. This freaky number came up from a test for a routine check-up. Because of the super-human HDL and TRIG levels, my doctor is NOT suggesting meds at this point, but is not sure what to add to my already decent regime of a healthy diet, lots of exercise and supplements that have already included fish oil and policosonal after seeing LDL slightly elevated. From what I have read, these numbers indicate Pattern A LDL - i.e. fluffy, benign particles, but this is a really high number. Has anyone out there had similar experience and/or success with driving down the LDL naturally. Thanks.

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
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Re: High but Healthy?

Re: lowering LDL. Some of us here use Red Yeast Rice and a ubiquinol CoQ10. The best RYR product, in terms of monoaclins and free of citrinin, is from Nature's Plus.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thanks. Anybody else have thoughts about this profile?

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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CHOL 321 (yikes)
HDLD 121
TRIG 32
LDL-CALC 194 and no, these numbers are not typos or mixed up in any way.

I am a 56-year old woman who feels great in every way. This freaky number came up from a test for a routine check-up. Because of the super-human HDL and TRIG levels, my doctor is NOT suggesting meds at this point, but is not sure what to add to my already decent regime of a healthy diet, lots of exercise and supplements that have already included fish oil and policosonal after seeing LDL slightly elevated. From what I have read, these numbers indicate Pattern A LDL - i.e. fluffy, benign particles, but this is a really high number. Has anyone out there had similar experience and/or success with driving down the LDL naturally. Thanks.
HDL and Triglyceride reading is swapped.
and that would make tzhe total choletorol about 230

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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Nope. The readings were correctly stated. (Have had previous tests with high HDL and low trigs, but LDL has never been this high.)

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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Re: High but Healthy?

if it's not reversed readings then it is straneg.
I would suggest taking one more reading at anotehr lab

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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I know it's strange, but it's in line with tests over a long period of time, which is why I posted the question here.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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Im not an expert, but for certain, your LDL needs to be lower than that at 56. Do you have family history of early heart disease (<65 in a woman, <55 in a man), have high blood pressure, do you smoke? I suggest going through the framingham 10yr risk calculator to see what your LDL target is, but it is likely <130, although depends on your answers to the above questions.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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Thanks, I have never smoked, don't have high blood pressure or early heart disease in family. I know logic dictates that my LDL should be lower, but I am seeking input regarding the unusual ratio. Anyone have experience with that or suggested references? I've seen some information about my profile indicating "benign, fluffy," e.g. non-artery clogging tryglicerides being indicated, but no leads to more extensive substantiation.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #10
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I cant comment. That surely is an unusually high HDL for your age and in general. Do you have a family history of high LDL?

 
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