Asked by Santhosh
I Am M/41yrs, Having, Cholesterol 261mg/dl,triglycerides-305mg/dl, Hdl-30mg/dl, Ldl-170mg/dl And Very Low Density Lipoprotein-61mg/dl.what Is My Risk Factor? Is It Required To Be Treated?
Yes, I encourage you to take steps to improve your levels.
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 some information you may want to review:
4 Steps to Lower LDL Cholesterol
Tips to Raise HDL Cholesterol
How to Lower Triglycerides
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps