What Should I Watch For Because My Cholesterol Level Is 272(hyperlipidemia)?

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Asked by heberlain04

What Should I Watch For Because My Cholesterol Level Is 272(hyperlipidemia)?

Answer

Hi Heberlain04:

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

So yes, you are correct your cholesterol level is elevated, this puts you at increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems.

Below are links to articles explaining cholesterol and ways to lower your levels:

High Cholesterol Highlights

How to Lower your Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Take care,

Tara