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I thought I would be the 1st to start a thread on bloodwork because I know alot of us have it done and a place to put and keep track of. Just got back from mine so here we go, please hold you applauds until the end, not that great but better,

 

Total Cholesterol 157

HDL 32

LDL 81

VLDL 44

 

Triglycerides 221

Ratio 4.9

Thats it sports fan not great but I am not going to complain, I feel great so I shall keep trying. Jerry

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My last bloodwork was a few weeks ago and I don't remember all the numbers anymore, but total cholesterol was 147. The doctor was please with them all in any case.

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My blood work was in January:

Total: 243

LDL: 168

HDL: 51

Tri: 122

 

Chol/HDL ratio 4.8 (I don't know what that means, but I've read recently that high HDL does NOT make up for high LDL the way they thought it did)

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I have a blood work due in a couple of weeks. I get mine done every 8 weeks by my PCP. I don't have all the numbers from the last one but...

 

LDL - 73

 

Gilbert

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Ratio is your risk factor of having a heart attack

 

Average Risk 4.4 to 5.0

2 Times Risk 7.1 to 9.6

3 Times Risk 11.0 to 23.4

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Sorry, guys, can't participate in this thread as our numbers are all different in Canada...Wish I could find a formula that converts to the US system as so much info re cholesterol relates to those units that you are all talking about.

Jan

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Jan

 

If the Canada numbers are like the UK numbers then if you divide them by 0.0259 they come out like US numbers, for example my last total was 5.7 or 220. Hope that helps. Charlotte

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Thanks cje, that was good work, Jerry

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As of January 04

 

Total cholesterol 113

HDL 40

LDL 61

Trigs 62

 

Risk Ratio 2.83

 

Planning to go back again May 8 to a health fair if I'm in town at that time. Started taking Niacin last night so hoping to see a jump in HDL but promise not to get all down if it doesn't. :D

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Thank you so much, Charlotte! What a helpful site! Now, why couldn't my GP have known that when I asked her back in the fall? The first (and only) time I had high counts was in early October (while I was still smoking and not diagnosed with or treated for cardiac disease or GERD so wasn't eating healthy or exercising at all). At that time they were:

 

Triglycerides - 96

Total cholesterol - 231

HDL - 43

LDL - 141

VLDL - 43

Ratio - 5.0

 

Not great, I guess, looking at them..Now I'm on Lipitor and, with all the other changes, maybe I'll just go and buy one of those kits to check, especially since as far as I know no one has seen fit to check lately (but maybe they did in the hospital).

Jan

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:heart: Hey ya'll I lost my numbers, so guess I'll have to find them or you'll just have to believe me when I say they were good! :P Hugs, Teri

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I don't have all of my new numbers either. Just prior to my MI in Jan of this year my ldl and total cholesterol were borderline high. My total was 233. My hdl and trigl. were good. When I went back after the new way of eating (WOE) and exercise, without chol. meds, my total was 199 (I think this was in March) and the cardiologist said all of my numbers were good now. But he put me on Lipitor anyway.

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