My Triglyceride Was 66. My Hdl Is 71 And My Ldl Is 101. Are They Good Readings

Question

Asked by R. K

My Triglyceride Was 66. My Hdl Is 71 And My Ldl Is 101. Are They Good Readings

My cholestrol reading was 185. Tri = 66

HDL = 71

LDL-= 101

Are they good readings?

Answer

Hello R.K,

Yes, those are good readings.

American Heart association guidelines recommend that for people without risk factors for heart disease that LDL (the bad cholesterol) levels be less that 130 mg/dl. If you have several risk factors for heart disease, known coronary artery disease, or diabetes, your LDL level should be less than 100mg/dl. People with known coronary artery disease and who have had recent heart interventions, poorly controlled diabetes, and multiple risk factors should have LDL goal of less than 70mg/dl.

Goals for HDL are essentially the higher, the better, with the lower limit of normal being 40mg/dl. Yours being relatively high is good!

So, as long as you don't already have known heart disease or diabetes, your doing quite well!

To your health,

Neil MD