Does low cholesterol mean clean arteries?

I checked my cholesterol at my local drug store & it was low ,so low that it almost wasnt reading but still,i’ve had breathing problems & heart palpertations ,what does this mean? I changed my diet & exercise regularly by the way. =)
Well the pharmacist said it was fantastic ,so i assume she knew what she was doing but hey ,im starting to feel better ,i just wanna start back enjoying fast food every once and a while without having to worry, thats all =\ lol

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  • canada_winnipeg_woman

    Doctors recommend keeping your total cholesterol levels at 200 mg/dL or lower. When discussing total cholesterol, a low cholesterol result means you have a low risk of developing heart disease. As total cholesterol levels increase, the risk for heart disease also increases.

    LDL Cholesterol
    Because LDL keeps the cholesterol in your blood vessels, doctors refer to this type of cholesterol as the "bad" cholesterol. As LDL levels increase, the cholesterol can accumulate along the walls of the blood vessels and form plaque, which can interfere with the flow of blood and cause your arteries to become stiff. To reduce the risk of heart disease and maintain optimal health, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute recommends keeping LDL cholesterol levels below 100 mg/dL. Therefore, a low LDL cholesterol number means your risk for heart disease remains low.

    HDL Cholesterol
    The function of the HDL makes this type of cholesterol different from the total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Therefore, low HDL cholesterol means that the risk for heart disease is greater. HDL cholesterol, known as the "good" cholesterol, can actually protect your heart, making higher numbers more desirable. A HDL cholesterol level of 60 mg/dL or more provides a protective effect, while numbers less than 40 mg/dL increases the risk for heart disease.

  • Murzy

    if HDL was low, that’s not good only if your LDL is low

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