Lipid Panel

Lipid Panel

Lipid Panel Questions

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by 670 · about 20 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 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hello!I can't understand what could be the culprit of too high triglycerides while having normal LDL.Here are the details:Total cholesterol: 255.6 mg/dLTriglycerides: 1188.7 (!!!) mg/dLHDL: 21.7 mg/dLLDL: 80 mg/dLVLDL: 153.9 mg/dLAt the same... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:High trigs, low HDL, 3-4 bottles of wine a week? Fatty liver disease. See a doctor, PRONTO. You may be on the path to liver cirrhosis.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I've been doing a high-fat, low to medium carb Paleo diet and I just got my results for my lipid panel: CHOLESTEROL,TOTAL 205 TRIGLYCERIDES 34 HDL CHOLESTEROL 71 NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL 134 CHOL/HDL RATIO 2.89 LDL CHOLESTEROL... (more)

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by 155 · about 20 hours ago

The weight I lost and have kept off for over a year now, 35 lbs. I'm 51 years old, male and moderately active. Last year, my Dr put me on Zocor 10mg for my cholesterol, actually it was in Oct 2011. I had my hernia surgery that November and laying... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM

there should be a section on this site where people can post these kinda things without worrying about whether its a question or not. Good goin Cutbert :) !

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by 1042 · about 20 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 55 · about 20 hours ago

Hi Folks, My lipid panel just came in. The results do not look peachy. Here are the stats: Total cholesterol 309 Triglyceride 21 HDL cholesterol 104 LDL (Calculated) 201 Cholesterol to HDL Ratio 3.0 Look at that LDL. It's sky-high,... (more)

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jumbie 0 · June 12, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Your body seems like it is very good at using the fat as energy. Hence the low triglyceride numbers. My numbers are in the 40's. I'm not a doctor but I can tell you that your LDL calculation is WAY off. The traditional formula(Friedewald) labs use... (more)

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by 273 · about 20 hours ago

There's been lots of stuff here on lipid panels but I want to check: I'm 57, about 15 lbs overweight, female, been paleo since Jan 2012. I take thyroid med and vitamin D supplement. My total cholesterol used to be quite low (like in the 160s),... (more)

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edle 0 · April 01, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I am no medical doctor, but 160 total cholesterol seems to be a bit on the low side. Low cholesterol for women is associated with higher mortality (ref. Norwegian HUNT study following over 50,000 people over 12 years). Cholesterol tests are also... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 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 10 · about 20 hours ago

If a person chose lowering thier cholesterol by diet and exercise alone, no medication when would another lipid panel drawn?

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · March 09, 2012 at 1:48 AM

What's the frequency, Kenneth?

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by 1118 · about 20 hours ago

I have a lipid test on 02.17 at 9:45. I am a little bit concerned because I eat the majority of my daily food before 10:00 a.m. I usually eat a huge breakfast and then eat very little for the rest of the day. My question is, what would be the... (more)

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DJ_Davis 0 · February 09, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Drink a lot of water it keeps you full and your veins plumped up.

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by 245 · about 20 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 379 · about 20 hours ago

Hey y???all. I got my lipid test results recently, and I???m wondering how common it is for someone???s HDL-C to be higher than triglycerides. My HDL-C is 83, and my triglycerides are 28. I keep looking again because it seems like there???s no way... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · January 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

This is how it's supposed to be! My last check in 2010 was trigs = 40 and HDL = 63. Check out Chris Kresser's blogpost called "5 reasons not to worry about your cholesterol numbers." My favourite quote from the post (which I've posted... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

I got my lipid panel results back and my 3 year experiment is complete but I need your help. first off I want to say thank you for reading this. for the past 3 years I have been doing a lot of reading and following people who I think are great... (more)

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A_ 0 · December 02, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Fasted or not, those results are pretty good. HDL & TG both great, LDL in middle. If I got those results I wouldn't change a thing. Also there's a lot of studies out there on cholesterol and mortality that indicate your previous results maybe... (more)

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by 305 · about 21 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 245 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 18412 · about 21 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 1906 · about 21 hours ago

Got a couple blood panels, and here are the results. Doctor wants me to followup with a VAP because she's concerned with my cholesterol results (go figure). I actually wanted them to do the VAP right away, but they wanted me to take the metabolic... (more)

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Stabby 0 · May 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM

High LDL in the presence of high HDL and low triglycerides simply isn't indicative of a risk for heart disease, at least with regards to the lipoproteins and their propensity to be oxidized. Elevated LDL can be caused by a bunch of things. It... (more)

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by 157 · about 21 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 300 · about 21 hours ago

So, I just got diagnosed as having hyperlipidemia / hypercholesterolemia, and I want to hear thoughts from the Paleo Hackers about it. Anyone else had this diagnosis or lipid panel results that would qualify you for it? Anyone successfully treat... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 16, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Wow, where to begin. First off that's not hypercholesterolemia, as even mainstream medicine puts the cutoff at a TC of 200 mg/dL. For reference, when I went crazy eating butter my TC hit 391. Panicking at 191 is kind of funny, actually. You... (more)

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by 9948 · about 21 hours ago

After his appearance on Dr. Oz on which he declined to reveal what his cholesterol numbers were because he hadn't had a lipid panel run in a long time. At the urging of his family, he got it done and he has posted his... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 18, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I loved that he had the balls to do this.....but not digging his TG and glucose numbers.....that is because of the dairy. His CRP numbers should be even lower with that VAP. Tells me he should consider dropping dairy and rechecking it. Compared... (more)

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by 39841 · about 21 hours ago

I had asked my doctor for a VAP test but got a lipid panel back a few days later and assumed that she just pretended to order it, but it turns out she ordered both for some reason or other. In any case, in contrast to what I've read repeatedly in... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Yah but your HDL is 20% higher on the VAP, and your LDL is 18 points lower as well on VAP. Your trigs are up 8 though, which is odd considering the change in HDL/LDL. Seems like it would be the opposite. But a difference of 54 to 62 in Trigs is... (more)

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by 39841 · about 21 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 181 · about 21 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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