Heart Disease Community
lipid profile
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

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

lipid profile

My levels are total cholesterol 133
                                    trig    38
                                    hdl    47
                                     ldl    78
                                chol/hdl  3

Are these levels too low? If they are what does that mean?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Looks about perfect to me.  Could try to lower the ldl a little bit more.

Why the concern about it being too low?
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193




____________________________________________________________________

QUOTE:
My levels are total cholesterol 133
                                    trig    38
                                    hdl    47
                                     ldl    78
                                chol/hdl  3

Are these levels too low? If they are what does that mean?
__________________________________________________________________

To give the lipid measurement some meaning is to determine what group has a higher risk for heart disease and a perspective divide CHOL reading by HDL, etc.

"A very convenient way of expressing your risk of heart disease which takes into account both the total (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol is the ratio between the two. If this is under 4.5, you don't need to worry, although a 'perfect' score would be under 3.5. So if your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dl and your HDL 50 mg/dl, your ratio is 4, and you're OK. But if your total is 200 and your HDL 35, your ratio is 5.7, and you may have a problem.

The ratio is sometimes expressed as the LDL/HDL ratio, in which case the cutoff points would be lower, as shown in the Tables.. It's actually no better than the cholesterol/HDL ratio in terms of predicting who's at risk, and more expensive to perform.

Risk of Heart Disease according to lipid ratios for MEN:

Below average risk group
3.8 & below....Chol/HDL
2.3 & below....LDL/HDL

Average
3.9-4.7....CHOL/HDL      
2.3-4.9....LDL/HDL

Moderate
4.8-5.9.....CHOL/HDL
4.9-7.1....LDL/HDL

High
6.0 & above.....CHOL/HDL
7.2 & above.....LDL/HDL

Risk of Heart Disease according to lipid ratios for WOMEN:

Below average
2.9 & below...CHOL/HDL
2.3 & below....LDL/HDL

Average
3.0-3.6....CHOL/HDL
2.3-4.1....LDL/HDL

Moderate
3.7-4.6....CHOL/HDL
4.1-5.6....LDL/HDL

High
4.7 & above...CHOL/HDL
5.7 & above...LDL/HDL


  


  

    





Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Saul1935 is ...male,76,tempe,az memb... Comment
13 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
christopher007 commented on photo
May 25
996946_tn?1423002849
Blank
LindaTX commented on photo
May 24
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL