Alternative Names Very low density lipoprotein test Normal Values Normal VLDL cholesterol level is between 5 and 40 mg/dL. Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean High levels may be associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
Question: I just found out my cholesterol is high and I should watch what I eat. I'm so confused!! I don't eat fried foods. I use olive oil. I take the skin off of chicken. I eat a red meat maybe once a week. I eat alot of fish/salmon. I try to walk alot. I'm not a couch potato. I'm not overweight. (I do have a little extra around my stomach) My cholesterol was high one year ago too. I've made an appt with my doctor, but she is probably going to tell me to watch what I eat again!!!! Suggestions?? Reply: Dear reader, I’m sorry to hear that you are having some trouble with maintaining good cholesterol levels despite eating what sounds like a good heart healthy diet. But I am glad that you are taking your cholesterol level seriously and have been following it over the past year. The first thing I would suggest is to more closely examine your cholesterol profile including the LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and triglycerides . Remember that total ch...
Alternative Names Triacylglycerol test Normal Values Normal : Less than 150 mg/dL Borderline High : 150 - 199 mg/dL High : 200 - 499 mg/dL Very High : 500 mg/dL or above What abnormal results mean High triglyceride levels may be due to: Cirrhosis Diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates Familial hyperlipoproteinemia (rare) Hypothyroidism Nephrotic syndrome Pancreatitis Poorly controlled diabetes Low triglyceride levels may be due to: Low fat diet Hyperthyroidism Malabsorption syndrome Malnutrition Additional conditions under which the test may be performed: Chylomicronemia syndrome Hyperlipidemia; acquired Familial combined hyperlipidemia Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia Familial hypertriglyceridemia Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency Noninsulin-dependent diabetes (NIDD) Stroke secondary to atherosclerosis
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