Hi, My Cholesterol Total Is 177, Triglycerides Is 55, Hdl Cholesterol Is 48, And My Ldl Cholesterol Is 118. Please Let Me Know If My Bad Cholesterol Is Too High. Thanks

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Hi, My Cholesterol Total Is 177, Triglycerides Is 55, Hdl Cholesterol Is 48, And My Ldl Cholesterol Is 118. Please Let Me Know If My Bad Cholesterol Is Too High. Thanks

Answer

Hi Be Happy,

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

Based on the above guidleines you may want to review this information:

How to Lower LDL Cholesterol

How to Increase HDL Cholesterol

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps