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How do I calculate the cholesterol ratio in mmol/L?

To calculate your cholesterol ratio in mmol/L, you just have to make sure both values – total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol – are in the same units. Then you divide the total cholesterol number by HDL cholesterol level:

Cholesterol ratio in mmol/L = Total cholesterol (mmol/L)/HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L)

What is a good total cholesterol ratio?

Doctors consider a good total cholesterol HDL ratio to be 5, but a ratio under 3.5 is ideal.

What is a healthy cholesterol ratio by age

A cholesterol level of less than 170mg/dl is considered good for people under 19 years. Whereas for adults above 20 years, up to 130 mg/dl is fine.

What is a good level of VLDL?

Your VLDL level should be less than 30 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter). Anything higher than that puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke.

How can I lower my VLDL level?

Since VLDL and triglycerides are linked, you can lower VLDL level by lowering your triglyceride level. You may be able to lower your triglycerides with a combination of losing weight, diet, and exercise. It is important to switch to healthy fats, and cut back on sugar and alcohol. Some people may also need to take medicines.

How do you calculate your LDL?

The equation to calculate your LDL.

Transform the Friedewald equation:
LDL = TC - HDL - 0.2 × TG
TC = LDL + HDL + 0.2 × TG

Is LDL calculation accurate?

No There are limitations to the Friedewald equation for LDL calculation. We can't use the formula if:

  1. The lipid profile test was taken non-fasting.
  2. The triglycerides (TG) level is over 400 mg/dL or below 100 mg/dL.
  3. The patient has type I or III hyperlipoproteinemia.

How do you calculate a spot protein to creatinine ratio?

The following formula is used to calculate the urine protein creatinine ratio calculator. 






  • Where PTCR is the Protein Creatinine Ratio
  • UP is the level of urine protein (mg/dl) 
  • UC is the level of urine creatinine (mg/dl) 

When should I call my doctor about a urine protein creatinine ratio test?

Only Call your healthcare provider if you have any questions about the results of your urine test. Your provider will explain the results and recommend follow-up tests or treatments.

How do I reduce the urine protein creatinine ratio?

6 Steps to lower the UPCR (urine protein creatinine ratio)

  1. Talk to your doctor to treat the underlying cause of the high percentage.
  2. Reduce your salt intake.
  3. Reduce the amount of protein you consume.
  4. Don't overdose on non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen or ketoprofen.
  5. Quit smoking.
  6. Minimize alcohol consumption.








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