Lipid Panel

Lipid Panel

Lipid Panel Questions

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by 670 · about 19 hours ago

Fascinating how two people can get such radically different results! Today's lipid panels for your perusal. First, let's recap what the numbers "should be": HDL: 60 or higher LDL: 60 or lower Triglycerides: 60 or lower And the ratios between... (more)

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Ed 0 · February 25, 2010 at 12:25 AM

If your triglycerides are still 223 after 9 months of low-carbing, you may have a large genetic component in your lipid profile. You don't give your age, but values this high are unusual in young adults, which would further suggest genetic... (more)

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by 1042 · about 19 hours ago

Hello fellow Paleohackers, on 01/12/2013, I posted my blood test results for everyone to critique. You can access my previous post through the following link: http://paleohacks.com/questions/172792/newbie-please-hack-my-blood-results#axzz2bC7kmHls... (more)

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Joe_23 0 · August 06, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Keep in mind that LDL is typically not directly measured. Instead it is computed by formula from total cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides via the Friedewald formula. So you're getting an estimate, unless your test directly measured LDL (a bit... (more)

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by 39841 · about 19 hours ago

If we're handing them our money and/or risking our health by taking their advice, does it seem fair that they should post a recent lipid panel in good faith so we can at least have some grasp of the safety or efficacy of their approach? Should we... (more)

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Scratch 0 · March 29, 2013 at 12:18 AM

I don't think we are entitled to the information, but if they chose to provide it, it certainly has the potential to be one more source of support for their various approaches.

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by 45 · about 19 hours ago

First of all, I am 28 years old, 83kgs, fit, lift weights, do karate, sleep well, rest lots, have a hungry apetite to improve my life even though I already consider it to be pretty sweet. So I went and got my first ever blood test (fasted) after... (more)

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John_58 0 · February 15, 2013 at 5:07 AM

You should know that this is an experience often reported here so you are not alone by any means. That said a couple of points: 1) Forget whatever you have heard or will be told about "particle size". Its an older idea but once all relevant... (more)

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by 1042 · about 19 hours ago

Hello everyone, I just had my blood taken today 01/11/2013, for a follow-up appointment with my General Practitioner on 01/14/2013. I was hoping you could hack my blood results. This is the first time I've posted any blood results on here... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 12, 2013 at 4:23 AM

I don't know too much about some of what you listed, so I'll just comment on the things I feel like I know something about. According to your profile, you've been gradually making changes since August but a little more strict since November. I... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

hello what u think of my numbers i just received . total cho,138 , trig, 97 , hdl 45 , ldl 74 , vldl 16, nonhdl 74 , chol/hdl ratio3.1. thanks ps MY TOTAL CHOL WAS 199 AND MY TRIG WAS 158 AND SUGAR LEVEL WAS 103 I YEAR AGO GOT THESE NUMBERS... (more)

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

Hello, paleohacks world! After many months lurking in the background, here I am with my first post. Male, 30 years old. I have been increasingly Paleo over the last 8 months. January was a "Whole 30" month. I wanted to see how things went so... (more)

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slohcinbeards 0 · March 08, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I had similar results as you (haven't done VAP yet though)...will link to my recent reddit comment reply with lots of resources: http://www.reddit.com/r/Paleo/comments/qbyna/blood_test_results_after_lubing_my_arteries_with/c3yxkku hope that helps (more)

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by 245 · about 19 hours ago

Well, this is kind of a kick in the nuts. You may remember my other posts: Had a heart attack - need suggestions http://paleohacks.com/questions/68443/had-a-heart-attack-need-suggestions#axzz1ljPwKOeh and Got my VAP test results - now... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · February 08, 2012 at 6:15 PM

The best answer I can give you may not be right for everyone (and I'm honestly not trying to be a smart-alec or be dismissive... truly... this is a real response after years of dealing with similar news myself), but it's made a WORLD of difference... (more)

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by 305 · about 19 hours ago

Just got the results of the VAP I took on 11/2. I've been Paleo since about August. Before that, was eating a lot of whole grains (just b/c I think there may be some "clearing out" going on here) So, my LDL is high, but it's pattern A (I... (more)

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Noena 0 · March 07, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I think that the answer is to make certain that you increase your intake of vegetables. Fill half to three quarters of your plate with them. These are "natures brooms". Be sure to include cruciferous veggies. Things that are in the... (more)

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by 242 · about 19 hours ago

I know these posts pop up almost daily but I just received my results and the fat-phobic part of me that I've worked hard at leaving behind is going crazy. I'm hoping to get some feedback on how I might go about bringing down my LDL a bit. Age... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · November 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Looks really good actually. LDL is 156 using the Iranian calculation. If you're not eating a ton of butter and cream, there's not going to be much you can do to lower it anyway. I'd nuke the E supplementation since it's in the eggs and the form... (more)

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by 245 · about 19 hours ago

Hi Jack, I've immersed myself into researching my diet, lipids, ancestry, etc over the past 6 months and it seems like every website I find has a post or comment by you already. I read your posts and they basically read like something I could... (more)

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by 245 · about 19 hours ago

If you recall, I'm the OP from the "Had a Heart Attack" thread. http://paleohacks.com/questions/68443/had-a-heart-attack-need-suggestions#axzz1Zimd5Kbd Anyway, before going off on any of the suggestions, I thought a VAP might be helpful. Well,... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · November 10, 2011 at 3:40 PM

See my post regarding this frequent phenomemon: http://paleohacks.com/questions/50789/why-does-ldl-skyrocket-when-doing-paleo-it-could-be-apoe#axzz1d1hMxqRR Here's what the ApoE4 theorist (Joel Goldstrich from Michael Eades's blog) says about... (more)

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by 654 · about 19 hours ago

I'm not really sure what to make of my latest lipid panel results. I was on a standard american diet heavy on grains and processed food when I was tested in April of 2010. I started eating paleo last March, and since then I've lost 30 lbs and feel... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · October 28, 2011 at 9:58 PM

First, 298 to 304 isn't significant. It's well within the margin of error. Second, your LDL is CALCULATED...which means it's baloney. "Calculated LDL" is derived by the Friedewald equation: the reason this baloney number went up is because your... (more)

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by 245 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all. In August 2009 I went into the ER in the middle of the night after waking with a massive headache and what I thought was indigestion. I remember the headache because I hardly ever get headaches and actually got out of bed to take an... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 04, 2011 at 6:15 AM

Actually, most mainstream cardiologists in the know would say that your low HDL is immaterial because your total cholesterol and LDL are also low. Remember, the Kitavans have very low HDLs but they are not known to suffer heart attacks. The... (more)

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by 346 · about 19 hours ago

I started Paleo January 2011. This is a comparison of my lipids panel from Sep 2010 (pre-paleo) and Sep 2011 (9 months paleo). I told my doctor that I've switched to Paleo and am eating more fats and requested a VAP test since I knew my... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Looks like you eat a low fructose, high coconut oil diet. Your HDL was quite good before paleo and your TGs weren't that bad. I would say that your current panel is ideal and that you should continue to do what you're doing. If we take stock in... (more)

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by 18412 · about 20 hours ago

Ok folks. This may very well be the most important question I ever ask on PaleoHacks. I've seen many people on here post their cholesterol numbers. From Travis to Todd to Kamal to Melissa and many others. Well, now it's time for Jack Kronk. I need... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · July 08, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Jack, I am Mr Mom all night and won't be able to get more than 10 minutes, let alone the many more minutes that I want to devote to this. You and I have been trading posts since the PaNu forum days and I feel that I "owe" you a thoughtful... (more)

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by 10919 · about 20 hours ago

'm a 26 year old breastfeeding Female (only including the breastfeedin thing because I have a question about the Vitamin D levels) Glucose: 65 Bun: 12 Creatinine: 0.6 Bun/Creatinine ratio: 20.0 Calcium: 9.8 Sodium 140 Potassium: 4.2... (more)

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LowcarbJC 0 · June 03, 2011 at 12:33 AM

Interesting chapter on how LDL gets (mis)calculated and is not measured. You will see here how it's possible that when someone who's HDL improves and Triglycerides drop will somehow magically "raise" their LDL... (more)

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by 157 · about 20 hours ago

Male,22,years old,5foot10,250 pounds.Only jurted strict,VLC paleo last week.I am seven days into it now.Deep Ketosis already for four days and feeling fine!I have lost approximately 5 pounds but I guess it is not much fat that I am losing... (more)

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Dexter 0 · May 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Those machines are not the most accurate. But may indicate where you can improve. Triglycerides too high, HDL too low. LDL is high but the only thing that really matters is the preponderance of LDL particles be pattern A...large bouyant... (more)

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by 39841 · about 20 hours ago

I picked up an old copy of "The Paleolithic Prescription" from 1988 which is an interesting book, even if it comes to incorrect conclusions on a lot of things. Anyway, it has a small chart in it that shows some serum cholesterol levels for what... (more)

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Eva 0 · January 21, 2011 at 7:23 AM

I think cholesterol may be a concern but not because it is a cause of problems, but because it is a symptom of problems. First of all, lets get facts straight, no good studies have ever shown that cholesterol intake has anything other than a tiny... (more)

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by 787 · about 20 hours ago

My father is a vegetarian for religious reasons that I can't reasonably expect him to change. I'm hoping for the advice of other paleo dieters on how to fix his problems. He's tentatively started statins, but is very keen on coming off of them if... (more)

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mac389 0 · January 18, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Hi Jay, This is a tough situation. Having an Indian father with severe type II diabetes that has lead to many health complications, I understanding how frustrating it can be. Some tricks I picked up: Rice cooked in an open pot has a lower... (more)

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by 181 · about 20 hours ago

I just got my blood tests back from the lab. My regular doctor is on vacation and the doctor filling in had to look at the results and comment on them before she would release them to me. She wants to but me on statins for 3 months and see how... (more)

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Dana_1 0 · February 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Bear in mind I'm not a doctor, I more have something of a Hermione complex. I've read a lot about this stuff and I pass on what seems interesting to me. Your numbers are confusing. Would I be accurate in guessing you are not American? I don't... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I started paleo because I got a blood panel that had my HDL at 28. After 6 weeks I had a biometric test done for an insurance company and they measured me at 18. I am very lo carb on the paleo and only non-paleo I have is coffee with half+half... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 22, 2010 at 2:47 AM

Did the rest of your cholesterol drop too? If so, not surprising that HDL dropped as well. After all, both LDL and HDL are vehicles for cholesterol. Also, stress levels, illness, lack of sleep, etc can have a strong influence on cholesterol... (more)

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by 2614 · about 20 hours ago

This is not so much a question as my wanting to share. ;) Background; 45 y/o female, formerly morbidly obese. Low carb 3 1/2 years, Lacto Paleo 2 1/2 years. Current weight 174 (5'8") top weight 260+ For 2 1/2 years I have eaten ONLY meat, fat,... (more)

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Ned_Kock 0 · August 25, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Your numbers are consistent with those of adopters of low-carb diets, but at the very high end of the health-promoting spectrum. See, for example, this post on long-term adherence to Dr. Kwa??niewski???s Optimal... (more)

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by 2269 · about 20 hours ago

Got my blood work results tonight. Started paleo in January. Male, 48 years old. My MD called these results "excellent." "vs xxx" number is from the last time I had these tests done. total chol: 174 vs 168 (whatever, and I know this is... (more)

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grace 0 · August 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM

The liver test improving is what I would conclude indicates a lower inflammatory profile. Some liver experts believe > 20 ALT indicates fatty, calcified liver (NASH/NAFLD) and yours are now very VERY NICE. Nice liver!! Less risk now of all-cause... (more)

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by 1967 · about 20 hours ago

I just received my lipid panel. I didn't get any info from the doc because he wanted me to pay for another visit and I refused. I think the numbers look pretty good but I don't know what some of it means. The name on the paper says "Lipid panel... (more)

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Ned_Kock 0 · August 11, 2010 at 2:16 AM

TC/H is the ratio of total cholesterol (including LDL + HDL) to HDL cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is one of the five main types of lipoproteins found in circulation, together with very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL),... (more)

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