I recommend discussing a comprehensive lipid panel with your physician to look at your cholesterol particle sizes. This will give you a better idea of whether or not your cholesterol is healthy or not. Yes, your elevated total cholesterol may be related to your high HDL levels; however, there are "good" and "bad" forms of HDL cholesterol and the only way to know yours is through a comprehensive lipid panel.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
You look a bit high, but your missing your LDL figure, and your Triglyceride figure in-order to tell.
They should give you 4 figures:
1- Total Cholesterol (which should be under 200)
2- LDL/bad plaque (which should be under 85)
3- HDL/good (which should be OVER 40)
4- Triglyceride/fat (which should be under 150)
Your HDL is GREAT, but still your Cholesterol of 246 should really be under 200.
So if I was to say worry or not to worrry, I say worry.
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