Heart Disease Community
HDL/LDL
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

HDL/LDL

I am 60 yrs old. My HDL has been about 105 & LDL about 170 for several yrs. I eat a very healthy diet & exercise. No family hx of CVD. My old PCP said the HDL was protective, but now my new PCP says there isn't a lot of info re having both of these levels so high. He left it up to me whether I want meds for this & I just don't know. Thanks for your help!
Terri
Avatar_f_tn
You have been given one opinion that "you don't need the medication" and one opinion that "you can take it if you want it."  Neither doctor told you he thought you needed it.  In other words, your number of medical recommendations to take the medication is zero.  So it if were me, I would not take it.  Your cholesterol ratio is good, which I understand is more important than total cholesterol.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ill13632 severe disease Comment
Apr 14
1317224_tn?1378708734
Blank
MaryLL I'm feeling good 16 months ... Comment
Apr 13
1317224_tn?1378708734
Blank
MaryLL uploaded new photos
Apr 13
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ