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Old 05-23-2012, 01:57 PM
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I never paid much attention to my health stats in the past (have only had two annual check ups as adult), but I'd like to start going on a yearly basis and monitoring my numbers to make sure that I stay within a healthy range.

These are my cholesterol/triglyceride results from my 2010 and 2012 annual check ups. The "desirable" numbers were listed on the health summary report I received from my doctor...so that's where I got them from.

Total Cholesterol (Desirable is less than 200)
2010 116
2012 117
HDL Cholesterol (Desirable greater than 45)
2010 67
2012 72
LDL Cholesterol (Desirable less than 100)
2010 39
2012 38
Triglycerides (Desirable less than 150)
2010 49
2012 35

Overall, I think the numbers look good, but I was wondering about my triglyceride levels. I understand that under 150 is considered healthy, but is there a minimum level that we want to stay above?

I'll contact my doctor tomorrow to talk to her about it, but just wanted to see what you guys think. Anyone else out there have low triglycerides? Did your doctor recommend making any adjustments to bring them up or was it fine that they were low? Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM
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If I had those numbers, I'd be dancing a ***! I don't know what you're worrying about. Whatever you're doing to achieve those numbers, keep it up and you'll live to be 100+ ... as long as you don't get hit by a bus.

Triglycerides measure the amount of fat in the bloodstream. Frankly, I think those are the most dangerous. You're doing great!
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