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HDL, otherwise called high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol, is the type of cholesterol that carries cholesterol from other body parts to the liver. The cholesterol is then removed from the body. The optimal level of HDL in men and women is more than 60 mg/dL.

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Can low-dose statin medications lower cholesterol in one week?

Query: Hello doctor, In October of last year, I had my cholesterol tested. My total cholesterol was 158 mg/dl. I had been on a low-dose statin medication at the time, so I took myself off the statin as I had made significant changes in my diet which I believe lowered my cholesterol to this level (lowest in...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your investigation reports. All reports are acceptable except LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol which are very low. You know cholesterol is required for the body to synthesize hormones like glucocorticoid...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old with pain in my left arm and chest with a low HDL. Should I be concerned about heart problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I had pain in my left arm and chest slightly two days back. After this, I got tested for cholesterol level, and my overall cholesterol level is desirable. But my HDL is 25 mg/dL, and my LDL is 101 mg/dl. Yesterday my blood pressure was 150/80 mmHg. I am concerned if...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to the values mentioned, the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is low. The normal levels should be more than 50 mg/dL. HDL is the cholesterol your body needs to avoid heart-related diseases, and a low amo...  Read Full »

Please review my lab reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I went through a health checkup program last week. There were some findings. WBC count was 10900 (normal being 4000 to 10500), and HDL cholesterol was at 38. Can you please check them? Are the values alright? Are there any further tests to be done?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed your query and the investigations (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. Your first question is about your WBC (white blood cell) count, which is 10900. The normal upper limit of WBC is 11000. As the distri...  Read Full »

How can I address my high HDL cholesterol levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my blood results back, and apparently, my cholesterol, especially the high-density lipoprotein, is sky-high. I am a 52-year-old guy dealing with high blood pressure and taking those tablets faithfully. Now, I am scratching my head wondering, what is the deal with these cholestero...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is supposed to be good cholesterol and cardio-protective. But if it is going very high, it is a problem. Very high HDL cholesterol levels not only do not protect you more, but they might b...  Read Full »

How can I increase my HDL to improve heart health?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been focusing on improving my cholesterol levels, especially increasing my high-density lipoprotein (HDL) for overall cardiovascular health. Considering the potential link between cholesterol and dementia, could you give personalized insights on how optimizing my HDL levels may ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I can understand your problem. Increasing HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is beneficial for cardiovascular health, and it may also have positive implications for cognitive well-being. To optimize both, consider incorporating...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic patient with high cholesterol and low thyroid level. What should I do for reducing these levels?

Query: Hi doctor,I think I am diabetic and have attached my reports. I am currently taking medicines namely tablet Rosubest F (10/160 mg) and tablet Thyronorm 125 for triglycerides and hypothyroidism respectively. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you are diabetic and have elevated creatinine level. I suggest you to take (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) tablet Thyronorm (Th...  Read Full »

What are the effective ways to raise my vitamin D levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old married woman with a kid, working. Recently, took a health check-up and found that my vitamin D levels are very low 5.24 ng/ml, vitamin B12 332 pg/ml. Every now and then I have stiffness in my neck and uneasiness in my knees. Can you please suggest me vitamin D suppl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your vitamin D and HDL are low, and iron levels are low normal. Rest all reports are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, for vitamin D, you should have tablet Uprise D3 (or Calcitriol sachets) 60,000 units with milk once a week for eight weeks ...  Read Full »

What does high triglyceride levels with low HDL indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old and weigh about 211.64 Ibs. My latest lipid profile shows Triglycerides - 398 mg/dl. HDL - 27 mg/dl. LDL - 96 mg/dl. Total - 175 mg/dl. Please advise what to do? Any immediate medication I need to start? Which doctor to consult? Any other tests to be done?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have increased triglyceride levels and low HDL (high dentisity lipoprotein) levels. Your HDL has been varying from 24 to 38 for the last three years and your current medication is Colred powder which is a ...  Read Full »

My serum triglycerides levels are slightly raised. Should I take medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My serum triglycerides is 235 mg/dL, serum HDL cholesterol is 39.3 mg/dL, Serum LDL cholesterol 109.5 mg/dL, serum VLDL cholesterol is 47 mg/dL. The total CHOL / HDL cholesterol ratio is 4.37. Should I take medicines? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Triglycerides are slightly raised. I would suggest some lifestyle changes like proper diet by consulting a dietician, regular aerobic exercises for 20 to 30 minutes per day, adequate sleep, and quitting addictions if...  Read Full »

I have increased LDL levels. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 53-year-old male. I took blood tests recently, and my HDL is 72 mg/dl, LDL is 192 mg/dl, and my Total HDL ratio is 3.9:1. My blood pressure is normal, and I do not have any other issues. Is this high LDL a concern? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have noted your medical history. I will read your laboratory reports and get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

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