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Analysis of lipid profile test and doubts over cholesterol values - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi there
User :   I just got my blood results back and have a cholesterol total of 202
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   im 31, male, healthy
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   and am not sure what it could be
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes, Can you read me the TGD and LDL levels too in the report ?
User :   Cholesterol total 202 Chol HDL 66.7 Cholesterol LDL 112.3
User :   triglicerids 115
Doctor :   MAy i know your weight and height ?
User :   as I said I am eating healthy, with daily excecise
User :   i am 194cm
User :   or 6'4
User :   and am 93kg
User :   or 203 or so pounds
Doctor :   The report is really fine
Doctor :   its anormal lipid profile
Doctor :   a normal*
User :   but i heard that cholesterol total should not be over 200
User :   that is why I am a bit concerned
Doctor :   its just 2 units more, that is not consider as hyper cholesterol , and the reading depends on the meal before the test
User :   i did not eat for 12 hours but had a lot of food as last meal the night before the test
Doctor :   need not worry even if it crosses 230 v do still consider normal if the built and nourishment is good
Doctor :   yes , that could be a chance , the meal you had
User :   all other measurements are good. I was just surprised that it was not perfect as I really take great care of me and my health
User :   should I take that test again in some weeks maybe?
Doctor :   yes, i say all the readings along with cjolesterol are good
Doctor :   cholesterol*
Doctor :   yes, that would be a better option , this time the previous meal should be less fatty and of less carbohydrates
Doctor :   its only for your satisfaction
Doctor :   i dont see any need
User :   alright, but there is nothing to worry. That is a relief.
Doctor :   there is absolutely nothing to worry
User :   my blood pressure is 127 - 75
Doctor :   thats in range
User :   i think that is ok as well right?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   how many more minutes do i have :-)?
Doctor :   10 min i think
Doctor :   sorry more than 15 min
User :   i think I asked all the questions I had but are there any ways to decrease my cholesterol level?
Doctor :   mere low fat diet is the best way to control
Doctor :   medications are necessary only when the cholesterol levels are consistently high , as high as >250
User :   for a 30 year old male what is considered optimal?
Doctor :   180 to 230
User :   i see
Doctor :   and that is based on your weight and height also
User :   everything I read online says
User :   U.S. and some other countries Canada and most of Europe Below 200 mg/dL Below 5.2 mmol/L Desirable 200-239 mg/dL 5.2-6.2 mmol/L Borderline high
User :   i didnt know my height and weight play a role
Doctor :   the readings in the net do not consider the weight and height
Doctor :   they do play a important role
Doctor :   in a well built muscular physique cholesterol above normal is ok
User :   i understand
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   i couldnt find anything about that online so good I am talking to a doctor :-)
User :   i think that answers my questions.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, kindly provide your feedback
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