I recently had a lipid profile done and just got my results, which I'm including attached as a PDF.
It's going to be a month or so before I can talk about them with my doctor, and I'd like to know, based on the totality of the results, what my cardiovascular assessment is overall: low risk, medium risk, or high risk.
I find the results difficult to interpret. In several areas (total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL Particle NU, Apolipo B, Lipoprotein (A), HS-CRP, and LP-PLA2), I'm in the optimal/low risk category! However, my HDL has always been low, and other areas (LDL Small, LDL Medium, HDL Large, LDL Pattern, LDL Peak Size), I'm in the high risk category! So I'm not sure what to think about it all.
Traditional risk factors are being overweight/obese and prehypertension. However, I exercise regularly, am working with a nutritionist to eat healthier/eliminate processed food, eat lots of fruits and veggies, concentrate on healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, nuts, etc.), take supplements to help (Kyolic aged garlic, whole foods multi, fish oil, and others), and don't smoke. I do drink, but moderately most of the time, and I'm trying to lose weight.
Aside from the cholesterol results, I'm aware Lyme came back positive, and I'm having a followup test regarding that. Please feel free to bring up anything else you notice that might be worth noting.
Thanks much for your help/interpretation. I'm hopeful the aggregate results of this bloodwork isn't bad, but I need to know either way.
Category: Adult Cardiologist