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What is a normal cholesterol level?

What is a normal cholesterol level?

See below: Target cholesterol levels Triglycerides (bad cholesterol): less than 100 mg/dl HDL (good cholesterol): more than 60 mg/dl For ways to reduce cholesterol, read: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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What is a normal cholesterol level ?

Under 200: a normal cholesterol level for your age is under 200mg/dl. 200-239 is borderline and 240 or higher is considered high ...Read more

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What is a normal cholesterol level ?

What is a normal cholesterol level ?

Nee to look at more: Than just cholesterol. See this site for more info. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/labtests/lipid.aspx. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal cholesterol level in a blood sample?

Anyone know what is a normal cholesterol level in a blood sample?

It depends: Depending on risk factors, your dr. May want to be aggressive with lipid control here are desirable levels for healthy people. Total cholesterol less 200, LDL < 100, HDL > 40 for men and greater than 50 for women, and triglycerides less than 150. ...Read more

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What to do to get my cholesterol values to normal levels?

What to do to get my cholesterol values to normal levels?

Lipids: Mediterranean diet and exercise at least half an hour a day, don't smoke; if it doesn't get to target, your doctor may want to start a statin drug. ...Read more

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Why is daily physical activity important for wellness even in people with normal cholesterol levels?

Why is daily physical activity important for wellness even in people with normal cholesterol levels?

Exercise is like a : magic pill. In fact it's better than any pill. Some benefits: improves mood, improves coordination and balance, helps to prevent dementia, reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, reduced risk of breast and colon cancers, improves lipid profile, helps prevent or treat type II Diabetes, helps prevent or improve CHF, improves cardiopulmonary reserve, reduces inflammation, I could go on... ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is 5.3. What advice can you give to being it down. It's never normally so high.

My cholesterol level is 5.3.  What advice can you give to being it down.   It's never normally so high.

Not too high: Cholesterol of 5.3 is not abnormally high. However you need evaluation of all the lipids. If you wish to reduce your cholesterol first step would be to reduce your intake of saturated fats and lose weight if your bmi is more than 25. Exercise is generally a good idea to improve fitness. ...Read more

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Two months back i had normal cholesterol levels. LDL was 60. Today when i checked LDL is 210. How is this possible? Can it be a miscalculation?

Fasting vs. not: LDL is very sensitive not only to fasting while the sample is taking, but how long the fasting 6 hours, vs. 8 hours, vs. 12 hours could make a difference in the level. second it is so sensitive the kind of meal you had before the test could affect the level. if you want to compare apple to apple. eat similar meal. fast for 12 hours every time, and do it at the same labs. ...Read more

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I was told the normal cholesterol level is 100-187. I'm at 183. Should i be worried since i'm so young and it's already at the high end of normal?

I was told the normal cholesterol level is 100-187. I'm at 183. Should i be worried since i'm so young and it's already at the high end of normal?

Cholesterol Level: Checking your cholesterol is important at your age so you can identify a potential issue that can contribute to your future risk of heart attacks and stroke. I would stress a low cholesterol diet as the initial therapy for any patient your age. Lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight control, and stopping smoking can have a profound effect on your future risk of strokes and heart attacks. ...Read more