Total Cholesterol 224, Hdl 78, Triglycerides 74, Ldl 132 -,Bp 110/ 70 Do I Need Med Thank You.

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Total Cholesterol 224, Hdl 78, Triglycerides 74, Ldl 132 -,Bp 110/ 70 Do I Need Med Thank You.

48, exercise 5-6x times week, eggs 6x week, enjoy cheese, eat veggies, soy, beans

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Hi Lisa,

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

Even though your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are slightly elevated, I think your labs look quite good. Great job keeping your HDL elevated and staying active! Whether or not medication is necessary is a decision to be made with your physician.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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