Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
Why low levels of HDL will increase the risk of heart disease and how it increase the risk ?
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This answer is a general information about the HDL High density Lipoprotein or Good Cholesterol. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk to a doctor.
Based on your explanation, we understand your concerns about the symptoms / problems encountered. For your information sir, people who have low HDL cholesterol will have greater risk of developing heart disease than people with high HDL levels.
HDL helps keep your cardiovascular system healthy. It actually aids in the removal of LDL from the arteries. It carries the bad cholesterol back to the liver, where it’s broken down and eliminated from the body .
An ideal HDL level is 60 milligrams/deciliter (mg/dL) or above. Your HDL is considered low if it’s below 40 mg/dL. You should aim to have an HDL level between 40 and 60 mg/dL, but over 60 mg/dL is optimal.
In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination with imaging studies. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.