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HDLAbbrev. for high density LIPOPROTEINS.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
high-density lipoprotein; HDL plasma lipid transporting cholesterol from peripheral tissues to the liver; plasma HDL carries 20–30% of total blood cholesterol; normal HDL values = 0.7–2.1 mmol/L (males), 0.5–1.7 mmol/L (females)
Patient discussion about HDL
Q. what are the sources for high density lipoprotein? I have heard that high density lipoprotein is good for heart. What differences does it make in heart’s health and what are the sources for high density lipoprotein?
Q. How can I increase my HDL cholesterol levels? My Doctor told me that my cholesterol levels are not good and that I should lower my LDL and higher my HDL. I understand how to lower the cholesterol, but how can I increase the HDL?
Q. Improving High Triglycerides I take Tricor for high triglyceride levels; I have a healthy level of total cholesterol, with low LDL, very good HDL. I am now being treated for hypothyroidism, but my doctor says that it's also genetic (I had almost the exact same level number as my brother). How can I work to get my triglycerides under control?