Lipid Management Goals

Non-LDL Cholesterol Triglycerides < 150 mg/dL Total Cholesterol < 200 mg/dL HDL > 40 mg/dL (males) HDL > 50 mg/dL (females) Non HDL Cholesterol:  LDL goal + 30 mg/dL LDL Cholesterol LDL < 70 mg/dL:  Preexisting coronary heart disease (CHD) at high risk LDL < 100 mg/dL:   CHD (myocardial infarction, unstable or chronic stable … Continue reading

Secondary Causes of Dyslipidemia

The following can increase Low Density Lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels: Hypothyroidism Obstructive Liver Disease Nephrotic Syndrome Medications:  Progestin, Corticosteroids, Anabolic Steroids, Cyclosporine The following can increase Triglyceride (TG) levels: Diabetes Hypothyroidism Nephrotic Syndrome Chronic Renal Failure Obesity Medications:  Estrogen, Thiazide Diuretics, Beta Blockers, Corticosteroids, Atypical Antipsychotics The following can decrease High Density Lipid (HDL) cholesterol … Continue reading