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Hi Dr Sharka How do you calculate total cholesterol to

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi Dr Sharka How do you calculate total cholesterol to HDL ratio. please see my attachment . I get a very high value adding up (HDL, LDL and non HDL) / HDL - hope it's wrong. thanks
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

I understand your confusion. Let me explain as follows based on your uploaded blood lipid profile report:

Your total cholesterol level is 5.23
Your HDL level is 1.3
Your LDL level is 3.43

Total cholesterol/HDL is 5.23/1.3=4.023
LDL /HDL ratio is 3.43/1.3= 2.64

So, you can see that everything seems to be within the normal ranges. You are not at any increased cardiovascular risk related to your blood lipid profile.

So, just relax and don't worry about it!

I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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