I am hoping if someone can help me with these questions. We are having trouble understanding these numbers.
One is this. My friend has taken cholesterol level checked without fasting and the value was 278mg/dl. Trigryceride was also higer than referenced value. I forgot the number. She ate 2 slices of... Read more
Another week, another set of studies calling into question the benefits and risks of a widely used drug. This time it's Vytorin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that combines a statin (in this case Zocor) with a drug that lowers bad cholesterol a different way (Zetia, aka ezetimibe). As usual, the story is getting political (Congressional... Read more
My first lipid panel showed: TC=195, HDL=35,LDL=95, Triglycerides=325. At this same time abnormal liver function due to anti-biotics was shown. Two months later lipid panel showed:TC=206, HDL=33, LDL=136, Tri's=185. One year later: TC=224, HDL=33, LDL=164, Tri's=137. Other facts: non-smoker, regular vigorous exercise, diet low in... Read more
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to decide whether or not to approve Merck's bid to sell un-prescribed over-the-counter cholesterol medication. This is Merck's third attempt at getting the U.S. to approve the OTC sale of Mevacor, a statin. The decision could mark a major shift in what types of drugs are approved... Read more
My overall cholersterol is very good at 125. My LDL is 82, my VLDL is 11 and my HDL is 32. My doctor said that my HDL is low (32). He wants to put me on Niaspan to bring the HDL up. My triglycerides are 59. Currently, I am 52 years old and don't take any medications. I don't want to go on drugs if I don't have... Read more