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    Old 10-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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    Cholesterol levels scary?

    My 36 year old son just had some labs. They concern me and I'm not sure how concerned I should be. There are also some results that could be liver related or heart related - not sure which.

    Total Cholesterol 315
    Triglycerides 401
    Non HDL Cholesterol 250
    Direct LDL 209
    Glucose 118
    Sodium 133 L

    Billirubin, Total 61 H
    AST 61 H
    ALT 107 H
    LD 250 H
    GGT 383 H


    Are these high alert labs and what recommendations might there be?

     
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    Old 10-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    Not knowing the ranges for this particular labs and so using what I am familiar with you are looking at high cholesterol numbers, diabetes, and liver/pancreas/gallbladder issues. He needs to get right with his lifestyle ASAP>

     
    Old 10-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    Yes, it would be helpful to post ref#'s.

    Total Cholesterol 315H Ref# 125-200
    Triglyceride 401H Ref# <150
    Non HDL Cholesterol 250H Ref# <160
    Direct LDL 209H Ref# <130
    Sodium 133L Ref#135-146

     
    Old 10-15-2013, 04:20 AM   #4
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    My comments stand. He needs to see his physician right away and get on meds, change his diet and work on his lifestyle (exercise, healthy living,etc).

     
    Old 10-15-2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    Thanks! fHe just got some medical assistance - he's been without any insurance or money to go to dr or get prescriptions. But so far, no one seems very concerned about his levels. But they did give him some prescriptions. He and his wife are a bit in denial - not sure how to break through. He has Lyme & Pancreatitis so he feels bad most of the time. That the stress and depression over being ill, seems to have him in a hole. He gets second hand smoke from his wife (but she smokes outdoors, so they aren't worried about that.) She drinks, and he has 2 or 3 glasses of wine a week with her. They eat whole grains, and feel that they eat healthy. Between little money, and stress they are eating some sweets they never ate before and lots of pasta, etc. My son is in pain all the time, so he is not getting the exercise he always got in the past.

    I'm concerned about the last 8 months with no prescriptions for cholesterol or high blood pressure - which has been averaging around 155/110. Heart rate has gotten as high as 178. His HDL is good - yay! I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglyceride. My parents have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. But none of ours is serious. So that's a good thing in his risk factor. I'm praying that a doctor will get ahold of him and cause him to wake up and realize the danger he is in. (At least as I see it.)

    Thanks again for your input.

     
    Old 10-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    JS,

    What is his weight and/or BMI?

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    Old 10-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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    He's about 6'. Not sure what he weighs. His wife says he needs to lose about 45 ponds, He used to be thin, so he has put on a bit of weight in the last two years.

     
    Old 10-30-2013, 07:37 AM   #8
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    Geez,

    Lyme and Pancreatitis with no health insurance.

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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    How we can reduce Cholesterol level? i am facing that problem so tell me what is the solution for that condition.

     
    Old 11-01-2013, 06:13 AM   #10
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    Hi - my levels are quoted to me as 6.3 etc so I don't know the levels you've quoted. But surely when you received your scores for your son, your doctor discussed it all with you? I'd go back to my doctor and discuss this with them and not wait.

     
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    Quote:
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    How we can reduce Cholesterol level? i am facing that problem so tell me what is the solution for that condition.
    Statin Drugs are the answer. I prefer Lipitor (atorvastatin.)

    But for those who believe that statins are the spawn of Satan, then there is little else that works but a vegan diet with less than 10% of calories coming from fats (Ornish Diet.)

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    Old 11-24-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    It's important to make sure we are first doing all we can.

    I had labs similar to this and found out I was allergic to gluten.

    I don't drink.

    I made a severe life change. I avoided gluten and eat mainly a vegetarian diet after eating too much meat which isn't too good for the liver and digestion.

    Green veggies and fruits are super healthy for the body.

    Milk thistle and adding lemon to the water is also good for the liver

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    Old 03-28-2015, 01:43 PM   #13
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    Re: Cholesterol levels scary?

    garlic contains enzymes that is involved in fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis. Inhibiting cholesterol is said to be one of the best use of garlic during these days. Every garlic clove can help in reducing the LDL that is also the reason why there are many experience unhealthy condition because of high cholesterol in their body.

     
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