My Total Cholesterol Is 243, My Hdl Is 58, My Ldl Is 170 And My Tryglicerides 74. Do I Need To Take Medication?

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Asked by Señora M.

My Total Cholesterol Is 243, My Hdl Is 58, My Ldl Is 170 And My Tryglicerides 74. Do I Need To Take Medication?

My TC/HDL Ratio is 4.2

Answer

Hi Senora M,

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 post to information you may want to review:

4 Steps to Lower LDL Cholesterol

I recommend discussing whether or not you need medication with your doctor.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN