I Have A Hdl Of 84 &Ldl Of 85 What Does This Mean Health Wise?

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I Have A Hdl Of 84 &Ldl Of 85 What Does This Mean Health Wise?

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Hi Mel:

Your numbers look good.

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

Here is a link with information in regards to LDL and HDL cholesterol.

Making Sense of Cholesterol Ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores

Take care,

Tara, RN