My Cholesterol Results Show 250mg/dl Is That Bad?

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Asked by rameela

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 ??

Answer

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

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