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Analysis of cholestrol reports - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I asked u guys before about my cholesterol and u guys said i needed my test results and i did
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the report like
Doctor :   could u type in the report
User :   Triglycerides H2.72 cholesterol hdl L 0.69 LDL cholesterol L 1.61
User :   thats so far
Doctor :   ok
User :   chol.ratio 5.1
User :   thats it
Doctor :   ok
User :   and they said it is very low is that the case or
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   tirglycerides
Doctor :   so what would u like us to help u with now
User :   so what is 272 then
User :   cholesterol HDL L 0.69 is this very low
Doctor :   isit 2.72 or 272
Doctor :   ok
User :   2.72
Doctor :   did u consult a physician with the reports
Doctor :   total lipid/HDL ratio of 2.72 is normal
Doctor :   u need not worry
User :   well my doctor sent me for this and he said my good cholesterol is very low i was wondering which one on this report is low
User :   what about the other ones though
Doctor :   could u type the report or impression
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about
User :   well it says CHOLESTEROL HDL L 0.69
Doctor :   yes it is low
Doctor :   normal value is around 30- 60mgs/dl
Doctor :   ok
User :   how is that one
Doctor :   below 100 mg /dl is normal value
User :   so 1.61 is good
Doctor :   itis low
User :   so i have two that is low then?
Doctor :   quiet low
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
Doctor :   about
User :   so is there anything i can do to fix this??
User :   is there
Doctor :   yes
User :   well what can i d o
User :   can u help me with this question or no
Doctor :   low serum cholesterol is the consequence, not the cause, of the patients illness. One should find out the cause of low Cholesterol. In General a low cholesterol levels may be associated with an increased risk of death in people with cancer. However, there is no evidence that a low cholesterol level causes cancer. Low cholesterol levels may also be associated with depression and anxiety. Also low cholesterol may reduce serotonin levels in the brain.The low cholesterol levels depends on the individual. A newborn has a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level of 30 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and develops normally at this level. People who eat low-fat, low-cholesterol diets may have an LDL cholesterol level between 40 and 50 mg/dL and a total cholesterol level of 100 mg/dL and they do just fine.In general total cholesterol level to be less than 200 mg/dL and LDL cholesterol level to be below 100 mg/dL. For individuals at very high risk of heart disease, LDL cholesterol level of about 70 mg/dL and a total cholesterol level between 140 and 150 mg/dL is recommended. The LDL cholesterol levels between 60 and 70 mg/dL are not only safe but can help slow or even reverse coronary artery disease
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   wow well i am 26 so is there anything ihave to worry about with this
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   bye for now
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