Cholesterol/HDL Ratio - Chol/hdl

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LDL 203. HDL IS 57
What is the ratio?
The ratio is total cholesterol divided by HDL, total cholesterol is not equal to LDL+HDL. Your HDL value is ok, but LDL is high, it's over the borderline. LDL is okay when it's below 190.  Check on ways to lower LDL, you'll benefit from managing the LDL.
My total is 257     HDL 90  LDL 147    Triglycerides 53      Should I be concerned?
No Cherry, those numbers are great, low triglycerides and high LDL,
My HDL is 93 my LDL is 105 Total is 211 Triglycerides is 65

Good or bad?
The American Heart Association categorizes your risk for heart disease based on the following LDL levels. Less than 100 mg/dL is considered optimal and up to 129 mg/dL is near optimal.

Individuals who regularly exercise can achieve HDL values over 60, lowering their relative risk for coronary artery disease.

Triglycerides less than 150 mg/dL is considered normal, while 200 to 499 mg/dL is considered high. In between the ranges is considered borderline.

Overall, it is good. You should pay attention to the high triglycerides.
For Cheryl..... What?  LDL should be low, not high. HDL should be high. . My LDL was that high and I had a heart attack. Ask your doctor not google it!
The ratio is total cholesterol divided by HDL, total cholesterol is not equal to LDL+HDL. Your HDL value is ok, but LDL is high, it's over the borderline. LDL is okay when it's below 190.  Check on ways to lower LDL, you'll benefit from managing the LDL.
Hdl is 62
LDL is 129
Total is 213
How often should it be checked
Hdl is 62
LDL is 129
Total is 213
How often should it be checked
Your numbers are good. Check the lipid every year, and stick on fruit/veggie more, fat less diet, do regular exercises, so you could stay healthy for a long long time.
My total is 257     HDL 90  LDL 147    Triglycerides 53      Should I be concerned?
Hello, total cholesterol is higher than normal, the up limit is 200, HDL is okay, LDL is higher than normal, triglycerides is okay. You'll need to do more exercise and eat more fruits and vegetables. You may also consider taking Statins to lower your LDL level. LDL is the bad cholesterol that leads to heart attack and stroke.
HDL 82
LDL 162
TRI  64
NonHDL  175
Ratio 3.1
About to turn 60,  BMI 23,  healthy until this lab came back!
I'm a nurse. My Nurse Practioner wants me to start statin. I dont think I need to.
Hello Ms. Shirl, if you don't want to start the statin treatment right away, you may try a healthy diet, limit calories, limit cholesterol, add more fiber, omega fatty acid, and try to exercise every day for a month, I personally like walking 3.5 miles in an hour every day, this works for me well. Try these together for a month, then re-test the lipid. If they're coming down, you can keep on the new lifestyle. If most of them don't come down, you need to take statin. Usually making a healthy diet and exercise plan and sticking to it will work. Statin isn't good for the liver so I understand why you don't want to take it unless you have to.
Total cholesterol is 137 and HDL is 53, what is my ratio
2.58 to 1, it's a good number.
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