My Total Cholesterol Is 148 .. My Tri's Were 52 Ldl 100 And Hdl Was Only 37.. I Am A 37 Year Old

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My Total Cholesterol Is 148 .. My Tri's Were 52 Ldl 100 And Hdl Was Only 37.. I Am A 37 Year Old

my total cholesterol is 148 tri's are 52 ldl is 100 and hdl was oly 37.. i am a 37 year old non smoker wiht no family history and how blood pressure but i am terrified that i am a walking time bomb.. sometimes I feel very fatigued but it is more of a body fatigue and its usually at time of menstration

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Hi t1225,

I recommend discussing your risk level with your physician. As far as your cholesterol levels, the American Heart Association recommends:

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 link to information on how to raise HDL cholesterol - http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/c/42538/42319/tips-raise-hdl.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN