I have total cholesterol of 106 (HDL 57, LDL 30, Triglycerides 95), but I don't know if that's a good or not. Does anyone here know?
There are recommendations for cholesterol numbers from the American Heart Association. Here's the breakdown:
Total cholesterol should be less than 200 HDL cholesterol should be > 40, ideally, > 60 LDL cholesterol should be less than 130, and ideally less than 100 Triglycerides should be less than 150
So your cholesterol is low. That sounds good, right? But there are risks associated with low cholesterol that most people don't understand. It can be associated with depression and anxiety, for one thing, as well as trauma, cancer, and even hemorraghic stroke.
For more information, these articles may help:
Dangers of too low cholesterol
Tips on How to Raise Your HDL
My Fasting Lipid Profile
Total Cholestrol :121
Is it Okay ?
Review the guidelines above and here are two posts you may want to review:
Cholesterol - Dangers of Too Low Cholesterol: Are You at Risk?Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps
one month ago my cholestrol level was TGL-390, LDL-90-HDL-48 and Total Cholestrol was-210. Docter advise me to start medicine Lipicard Av. after one month i go for check up My Total Cholestrol is now 122, TGL-151, LDL-33, HDL-57
Please advise do i need to continue my medice or stop ?
No, consult your physician to determine if you are able to decrease or eliminate the medication.
Please settle this debate: My Total cholesterol is 224, Triglycerides 65, HDL 84, LDL 127, and VLDL 13. I say my total is elevated because my HDL is a whopping 84, which is a good, good thing. My PA wants to put me on statins. I say it's not indicated at all. If anything, I can work on my diet and weight to get my triglycerides down to 100, but there's soooo much "good cholesterol" working for me, I'm good. I also have a TSH of 3.74 that may be contributing to this elevation somewhat. We're treating that with 25mg levothyroxineand now I'm back in the water and up to 1500 yds. x3/wk. Feeling much better.
Which is it? Am I a candidate for statins?