My Total Cholesterol Is 246 But My Hdl Is 87, Should I Be Worried?

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My Total Cholesterol Is 246 But My Hdl Is 87, Should I Be Worried?

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Hi Lola,

I recommend discussing a comprehensive lipid panel with your physician to look at your cholesterol particle sizes. This will give you a better idea of whether or not your cholesterol is healthy or not. Yes, your elevated total cholesterol may be related to your high HDL levels; however, there are "good" and "bad" forms of HDL cholesterol and the only way to know yours is through a comprehensive lipid panel.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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