What is good LDL and hdl?

Low LDL, high HDL. Lowest LDL ('lousy') cholesterol and highest HDL ('healthy') cholesterol are the best to have. A LDL as low as 60-70 mg/dl and a HDL higher than 50-60 mg/dl are ideal.
LDL 100, HDL 40. The target LDL for preventing coronary heart disease is less than 100. The target HDL is greater than 40.

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Total col 226, HDL 56, LDL 151, LDL/HDL ratio 2.70. Is this good?

Fair. Your good cholesterol and your bad cholesterol are both high, but your good cholesterol is proportionally higher than your bad cholesterol. So I would say, that this amounts to a modest elevation in your cholesterol. Read more...

What is the difference between LDL and hdl? What is good and bad for you?

HDL is Good. Hdl or high density lipoprotein and LDL or low density lipoprotein are particles that are important in cholesterol metabolism. Hdl is the "good" particle that pulls cholesterol out of the arterial wall. Ldl is the "bad" particle particularly when it is "dense" or cholesterol laden that allow cholesterol transportation and deposition into the artery wall accelerating atherosclerosis. Read more...
HDL good, LDL bad. Hdl and LDL refer to types of cholesterol ... Higher HDL levels are good, while high LDL levels are bad. Read more...

After taking cresto fo 2mo my LDL went from 166 to 79 HDL 68 total was 248 now 145 is that good do I still take 10mg cresto thanks?

Yes! What a great response to crestor! continue taking it daily and have regular blood checks on your liver enzymes. Congrats on your good numbers! Read more...
Lipids. You are getting good effect from the crestor (rosuvastatin). If no serious side effects you should continue the drug to maintain those better numbers you've achieved. Read more...

My HDL was very high which was good but my LDL (the "bad") was about 18 points too high. Is the LDL significant in the grand sceme of it all?

Depends. It depends on the big picture. If you're healthy, non-smoker, non-diabetic, normal BP, active, and don't have an unusually worrisome family history, a minor elevation of LDL is not terribly important. However, each risk factor is additive. You get to subtract a risk factor if your HDL is >60. At 35, your risk is pretty doggone close to zero. Read more...
LDL is atherogenic. Risk of developing heart disease based on multiple factors& excess LDL is only 1 of them. At your age, lifestyle changes to decrease LDL ought to be undertaken as first step. Signif decrease your intake of saturated fats (fats that are solid at room temp =butter), shellfish, egg yolk to name a few. Eat a Mediterranean diet as much as possible. Walk 10000 steps/day. Recheck fasting lipid 6 months . Read more...

What do you suggest if my HDL was very high which was good but my LDL (the bad) was about 18 points too high. I significant in the grand sceme of it all?

Actual numbers. It's hard to render an opinion without the actual numbers and without knowing more about you (your total risk is not determined only by your cholesterol) but, in general, what you've described would not be any cause for alarm or require treatment. Read more...

What do you suggest if my HDL was very high which was good but my LDL (the "bad") was about 18 points too high. I significant in the grand sceme of it all?

Old school vs new. Previously, we stated that HDL greater than 60mg/dL was protective & allowed us to subtract a risk factor when calculating risk for future heart attack. We then decided your LDL goal based upon risk. Since 11/13, we no longer have LDL "goals". Instead, we have 4 groups who may benefit from statins (only drug proven to prevent heart attacks, not just lower LDL). So focus on lifestyle then recheck. Read more...