U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-23-2012, 01:57 PM
 
22 posts, read 42,156 times
Reputation: 16

Advertisements

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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM
 
10,521 posts, read 9,566,834 times
Reputation: 19472
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top