Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

127 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Test showed low cholesterol level. Should I be worried?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ram Choudhary

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 2272 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2012 in Cholesterol
Question: Hi doctor
Recently i have done routine check up in which my reading is as follows ]
CHOLESTEROL TOTALPHOTOMETRY 115mg%
CHOLESTEROL HDL - DIRECTPHOTOMETRY 42mg
TRIGLYCERIDESPHOTOMETRY 92mg
LDL CHOLESTEROLCALCULATED 53.96mg
VLDL CHOLESTEROLCALCULATED 18.44mg
TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIOCALCULATED 2.7
LDL / HDL RATIOCALCULATED 1.3
I Noticed that my total chlostrol level is very low is this low level of chlostrol is cause of concern. please review and advise.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
Hello Mr XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.
The cholesterol levels should be in lower range except for the protective cholesterol that is HDL which I see is in salutary range. So there is no matter of concern except that just have a re-look in 6months just to cover any laboratory error and just for a follow up.
Your diastolic BP is a bit on higher side, so you should add regular exercises in the routine. A good work up would be to do brisk walking for 3-5 km in 30minutes at least 5times per week. Keep a regular check up with the physician.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have any follow up queries or doubts, you can forward them for me, and I shall be glad to help you.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Ram Choudhary 18 minutes later
actual i had done test befor one year also and that time also similar reading was there
CHOLESTEROL TOTALPHOTOMETRY 118.7mg
CHOLESTEROL HDL - DIRECTPHOTOMETRY 38.1mg
TRIGLYCERIDESPHOTOMETRY 87.9mg
LDL CHOLESTEROLPHOTOMETRY 63.02mg
VLDL CHOLESTEROLCALCULATED 17.58mg
TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIOCALCULATED 3.12
LDL / HDL RATIOCALCULATED 1.65

i have raed on internet that lower toatl chlostrol is also cause of concern , can you advise on that.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 17 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Welcome back to Healthcare Magic Physician's Desk!
The low cholesterol is also described to bear certain health risk but none has been proven till date. There are proposed risks like more probability of anxiety depression, cancers, and low birth weight babies in females but there is no proven relationship as of the current evidence.
If still you want to improve on it then you can increase the consumption of edible oils in diet by 50% of your current consumption and review.
Wish you a great health!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
Lab Tests ,  
Medical Topics ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Lipoprotein

doctor1 MD

Dear colleaggues, I'm Ingrid Hilman, MD, 58 years. had my stenting on 17 Feb, 3 stents in LAD and RCA.

Since 2 weeks ago, I develop severe headaches, esp during the iningt or when I wake up in the morning and also palpitation (heart rate > 90). I feel weak during palpitation. I do not have hypertension (my BP is between 90-110 and 70-80). I do not have obesity, smoking habits, my lab is pretty good only LDL 100.

Is this because of the herbresser that I take 3 times a day?

Other drug that I take;

- Aspirin 1 x 100 mg

- Plavix 1 x 75 mg

- Lipitor 1 x 10 mg.

Appreciate your inputs on my above complaints. Thank you very much

doctor1 MD

HI,
I'm a yoga teacher/massage therapist, age 35, 98 lbs. I often experience fast resting heart rate (up to 80 from a normal 72). I've been having faint chest pain of late. My cholesterol is 198, trig 77, HDL 79, LDL 104. Also I've had insomnia problems for many years now. Is it possible that I'm over excersizing and straining my heart?
thanks, worried

doctor1 MD

I am 47 about 5ft 6 inch, weight 83 kg, doing everyday almost 40-50 mintues workout but in last 6-7 month I had my first gout attack and after that again some in last two months. Some white spot has come on leg. my HDL was good but LDL was high. Pls guide

doctor1 MD

Sir, My Urine report show Albumin present, Large number of puscells/HPF, Sugar Fasting is 80mg%, Post Parandial111mg%, Utric acid 49mg%, Cholestrol 191mg%. Total Cholestrol 191mg%, HDL 44MG%, Triglyceride 135mg%,LdL 120mg%.What does this report mean.

doctor1 MD

please look on attached report what is hilited and what is cause

doctor1 MD

Male - 42 years old. TMT tst results - exercised for 9.51 minutes on XXXXXXX protocol at a work load of 11.40 METS and ahieved 90% of maximum predicted HR. 2. Resting ECG revealed WNL 3. Developed Asymptomatic 1-1.5mm comcave to DSST dep in...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, Good afternoon! I recently got my blood work and Echo done. Please do check my Lipoprotein and HOMOCYSTEINE levels, they are very very high. CbC also shows variations. Cholesterol levels are high. Reports attached for your review....