I'm 31yr Old Woman. I Have Cholesterol 221mg/dl, Triglyceride 91mg/dl, Director Hdl 56mg/dl, Direct Ldl 98mg/dl. Any Treatment Is Required Or Not?

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I'm 31yr Old Woman. I Have Cholesterol 221mg/dl, Triglyceride 91mg/dl, Director Hdl 56mg/dl, Direct Ldl 98mg/dl. Any Treatment Is Required Or Not?

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Hi Prajeesh:

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

Your total cholesterol is a little high but your other numbers are looking well. Continue to monitor your levels yearly or as advised by your doctor.

Here is al ink that reviews ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Take care,

Tara, RN