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Q: my cholesterol results show 250MG/DL is that bad?

I felt a burning sensation in my stomach , so i did a cholesterol test and the results are 250 mg/DL.How serious is that ??

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4/28/10 2:48pm

Hi Rameela,


Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:

Total cholesterol less than 200
HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60
LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100
Triglycerides less than 150


I recommend discussing your elevated total cholesterol with your physician to determine an appropriate treatment plan.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

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