Total Cholesterol 236

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Asked by Loshanlons

Total Cholesterol 236

confused..my total cholesterol is 236...HDL is 83, LDL is 134, trigs are 82, what does all this mean?

Answer

Hi Loshanlons,

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

According to the above guidelines, your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are slightly elevated. Here is a post you may want to review:

Cholesterol - 4 Steps to Lower LDL Cholesterol

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps