HELP! 36 year old man that just had physical and lipid profile...
Some of the results scare me. While my Doctor doesn't seem to be overly concerned at this point, he did make it seem that my HDL and Triglycerides were too high. Anybody out there care to provide some insight in to these numbers?
HDL Risk Factor: 5.6
I've been mostly primal since January---probably 70-80% compliance. I've lost close to 40 pounds. These numbers just make me question what I'm doing.
Appreciate any and all help!
Don't know anything about ratios, but shouldn't the numbers add up?
Plug your numbers in here: Cholesterol HDL/LDL/Triglycerides Ratios Calculator
And you get...
Your Total Cholesterol of 182 is DESIRABLE
Your LDL of 114 is NEAR OPTIMAL
Your HDL of 33 is HIGH RISK
Your Triglyceride level of 175 is BORDERLINE
Your Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio is: 5.52 - (preferably under 5.0, ideally under 3.5) AT RISK
Your HDL/LDL ratio is: 0.289 - (preferably over 0.3, ideally over 0.4) AT RISK
Your triglycerides/HDL ratio is: 5.303 - (preferably under 4, ideally under 2) HIGH RISK
Hmm. Your HDL and Tri are both pretty out of whack. What is your normal daily diet? Alcohol consumption? Processed food consumption?
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How about your carbohydrate consumption?
Very low carbohydrate. Have cut out virtually all processed carbs---any I get now would be from veggies. I fast for breakfast and even sometimes for lunch. Dinner is usually some type of meat, green beans or broccoli or something like that. Drink water throughout day. Do have a few drinks on the weekend occasionally, but try to stick to red wine or whisky without a mixer. Take a teaspoon of coconut oil every morning along with a multi-vitamin.
I don't really exercise much. Would this be playing a factor? If I started an exercise regimen, would I expect to see these numbers improve?
Originally Posted by Cgh179
Is there a simple "regimen" that I can do at home---think, babysteps. I also have a treadmill available at home and a chin up bar.
Walk then walk some more and make sure to walk outside as much as you can.
Also fact is that your numbers are usually quite skewed while you are actively losing weight. You should wait till your weight is stable (at goal weight) for several weeks to get a reliable reading.