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Cause and cure for high cholesterol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my chlosterol s 201 my ldl is 84, triglycerides 49, hdl 107. I am confused why it is high. Can you explain? thanks          
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxx
Doctor :   Can you please put them in units for better understanding as they units differ
User :   what are units
Doctor :   E.g Total Cholesterol, 201mg/dl; LDL- 84 mg/ dl
Doctor :   The units can be mg / dl or mmol/l
User :   mg/dl
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So you are worried about the high HDL, Is it?
User :   no the total 201 I thought high hdl is good
Doctor :   I consider the total Cholesterol is high normal and not absolutely high
Doctor :   Since the HDL is high, Total Cholesterol is high
User :   is that good
Doctor :   Total Cholesterol includes, HDL+ LDL + VLDL
User :   my vldl is 10
Doctor :   You have a high HDL and I agree that
Doctor :   This high HDL is usually seen in genetically mutant cases
Doctor :   and it does not completely signify harm or benefit
Doctor :   according to the recent studies
Doctor :   Some clinicians say that HDL more than 80 is of no benefit
Doctor :   Some say HDL more than 80 is more a problem than benefit
User :   why do they say you should have a high hdl
Doctor :   Yes high HDL is good as it transports back the bad cholesterol from the blood vessels to liver to make them into good ones
Doctor :   If a person has high HDL the common reasons are
Doctor :   1) Regular alcohol 2) Ketogenic diet 3) Exhaustive exercise 4) Excessive niacin intake
User :   i do excercise daily, thouhgt that was important
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It is important and you continue to do it
Doctor :   Do not cut on it
User :   should i be concerned
Doctor :   No
User :   because
Doctor :   I am not worried if your HDL is high as I consider that it always a good cholesterol to have
Doctor :   What is your age and weight
User :   54 170
Doctor :   Ok good
Doctor :   I suggest you to continue on the same active lifestyle
User :   thank-you
Doctor :   Keep a check on lipids once every 6 months
Doctor :   Eat healthy with low fat and high fibre
User :   i will again thanks
Doctor :   Do not fast
Doctor :   Maintain your weight and watch you movements and do not get injured with exhaustive exercise
User :   ok thanks bye
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