Just had my cholesterol tested here in Europe and I'm little confused about the results. Here they are:
HDL 86.07 mg/dl
LDL 97.26 mg/dl
According to what I read online all of these are optimal.
Than why is my total cholesterol considered borderline high??
The number is 205.34
It does not make sense to me.
Would someone please explain??
Thank you very much
Have you checked your blood cholesterol levels as a routine follow up or you have experienced some hearth problems?
HDL of 86.07 mg/dl is high and gives protection against heart disease.
LDL 97.26 mg/dl is optimal and your triglicerides are normal.
Total cholesterol 205.34 in range 200â239 mg/dL is considered as Borderline-High Risk total cholesterol.
Your border-line cholesterol is balanced by high HDL(good) cholesterol.
Have you thought of lifestyle changes like eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke?
Have you asked your doctor how often you should have your cholesterol rechecked?