Hi what does a low HDL mean. here my latest lab. LIPID Panel
Cholesterol total 155 range 125-200
HDL cholesterol 35 range > 40 ( low )
Cholesteterol ?HDL ratio 4.4 ,=5.0
LDL CHOL CALCULATED 103 range <130
Triglycerides 86 range <150
Non HDL cholesterol 120 mh/dl
im a male 45 years old 6'3 240 pounds what does a low HDL mean??
HDL is the "good cholesterol" in that it is cardiorotective. A low level is considered a cardiac risk factor. The goal is always to treat high LDL (bad cholesterol) first and then consider treating low HDL. Based on the information you have provided your LDL is at goal and the next step for HDL increase is diet and exercise to lose weight. There are also medications that may help but first diet and exercise should be done.
Cardiologist told me to lose 5-10 pounds he said im really active and exercise already, so weight lose is the only real thing to do. so ill try and lose 5-10 pounds not easy! but overall it all looked good. EKG blood work ultrasound, sonogram. BP Labs. He said my weight is High on the normal scale but im not fat just a bigger guy.
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