Patient Comments: Cholesterol - Numbers


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Comment from: Fred pop, 75 or over (Patient) Published: April 24

My HDL is 90, LDL 74 and triglycerides 13 after taking statins for high cholesterol. I'm an 87 years old male.

Comment from: JIM, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 24

My doctor says my cholesterol is 231 and I need to change my diet and exercise, although I do this already.

Comment from: V S KUMAR, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 12

My cholesterol level is 96 mg, LDL cholesterol 35 mg, triglycerides 94 mg, HDL cholesterol 42mg, and VLDL cholesterol 19 mg.

Comment from: Pinky, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 18

MY HDL cholesterol is always over 116 to 120. MY LDL is now (taking Crestor 10 mg) 103 but together my doctor thinks it's too high, 246! Sounds good to me.

Comment from: pkflashgh, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 22

My cholesterol level is 199 just disclosed by my doctor. It was 136 two years ago, last year 178 and this year 199.

Comment from: Sunil m, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 04

My cholesterol is 162.5.

Comment from: Ayad, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

My cholesterol is 234 mg/dl.

Comment from: SallyW, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

What about increasing cholesterol! I would like to know how that can be done. My cholesterol levels are low, sometimes completely undetectable, this is not a good thing. I have stage 3 NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) diagnosed 2 years ago. I have received no treatment because I'm transgender and Canadian, and doctors just refuse to treat me like a human being and refuse to tell me what I need to do. Being Canadian and Nova Scotian the pool from which I can find a doctor seems non-existent. The words ‘diet and exercise' are all they ever say, but every diet I look up has to do with liver cleanses (not a real thing) and decreasing cholesterol.

Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

My total cholesterol is 219 LDL is 121, HDL is 81 and triglycerides 83.

Comment from: gb, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 25

My total cholesterol count is 221, HDL 40, LDL 163, and triglycerides 86.

Comment from: parekh, Male (Patient) Published: November 20

My cholesterol level used to be 5 to 5.3. But last week it went to 7.2.

Comment from: toni, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 05

I have been using cinnamon on my oatmeal, in my coffee and in my Greek yogurt, and my good cholesterol has gone up 25 points and my triglycerides have gone down 30 points. It is the only real change I have made in my diet since my last blood test, there is a connection here.

Comment from: liz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

My cholesterol number is 251.

Comment from: Tensi, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

My cholesterol number is 297.

Comment from: AtHomeMom, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 31

My husband has high cholesterol (245 mg/dL) and his doctor wants to put him on a statin but I'm concerned about the potential side effects. We might try red yeast rice extract first.


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