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  • Rhianna Returns

    Ah American readings, 168 mg/dL would be 168/38.7= 4.3mmol/l -which is within normal range. Normal range is <5mmol/l although ideally and certainly in the USA, total cholesterol should really be <3mmol/l. But your total cholesterol isn’t concerning at the moment.

    I’m glad you have included the rest of your lipid profile because this is most useful.

    Your HDL cholesterol is 1.2mmol/l and your bad cholesterol (LDL) is 3.0mmol/ which means you have a high TC:HDL ratio, which although is within normal range now, could be an indication of problems further down the line. Exercise will raise HDL ( good cholesterol) and reducing saturated fats in your diet will reduce blood cholesterol levels.

    You should aim for a low TC:HDL ratio. I should also point out that although NICE advise that normal Total cholesterol range is less than 5.0mmol/l and LDL cholesterol less than 3.0mmol/l; the Joint British Societies (UK expert societies involved in cardiovascular disease) recommend different cholesterol limits for people who have or are at risk from CAD sould have total cholesterol <4.0mmol/l and LDL cholesterol less than 2.0mmol/l. I think this should be the aim for everyone.

  • gangadharan nair

    Check your blood pressure again. The normal blood pressure is < 120/80 mmHg.
    Total cholesterol- Normal.< 200 mg/dL– Desirable level corresponding to lower risk for heart disease.
    HDL – 40–59 mg/dL– Medium HDL level
    LDL- Should be less than 100 mg/dL.100 to 129 mg/dL — Near optimal LDL level
    Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.

  • kelby7670

    Your numbers don’t add up right.
    Cholesterol = HDL + LDL + triglycerides/5
    Your triglycerides must be higher than 10.

    Anyway, your cholesterol is too low. You have been conned, scammed, and brainwashed into believing that cholesterol is bad. It is not. It is a myth. Don’t believe ne. Do some research on the myth.

  • Kellie - My Health Software

    Your blood pressure seems too high. A healthy blood pressure reading for your age would be 120/80. I would suggest you visit a doctor or use a home monitor to check your blood pressure again.

    When you take a blood pressure reading ensure that you rest for 5 minutes sitting in a chair before hand. Make sure you have not smoked, had caffiene or exercised for 30 minutes prior. Also, go to the bathroom before, as a full bladder will increase your reading too.

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