My total cholesterol is 165, LDL 37.3, HDL is 34 whether I should continue statin or not. My doctor advised me to continue.
Low cholesterol and medicine - Cholesterol Support
Thank you, I am afraid the numbers do not add up!!
Please ask questions where you had your blood test done?
""The equation is:
LDL + HDL + (triglycerides/5) = total cholesterol.
For instance, if you had an LDL of 100, HDL of 60, and triglyceride level of 150, then the equation would read: 100 + 60 + (150/5).""
The above link gives ore information.
Go down all the way to Q&A.
What a difference this information make !!!!!
My knowledge is only on cholesterol, I am afraid I do not know much about other blood test mentioned. There is another equation that takes VLDL into the calculation but this is good enough.
May be a medically qualified person can explain?
It is imperative that correct information is given when questions are asked!
The link in the last response gives a lot of information on cholesterol lipid levels, please take a look for your reference.
The post says, doctor has ask to continue medication. The numbers may be low!! Doctor may need to review the medication dosage, the dosage is not given in the post.
Every country go along with WHO guide line. Yes, different country have different unit of measurement and there are conversation factor.
You are saying the numbers are low! What are the reference level for cholesterol and lipid numbers?
Total cholesterol level supplied is 4.27mmo1 normal range is 3.5 to 5.2.
Apart from that
there are several other factors involv.
Family and person's personal history + age. We don't have full information. If his Dr says he should be taking the medication. In my opinion he should. This is my opinion.