Are my high cholesterol readings normal?

My Cholesterol readings were 323 total and LDL was 223 and HDL was 47 Triglycerides were 162 are these normal numbers?


  • gangadharan nair

    Total cholesterol: High (Normal level < 200 mg/dL)
    LDL cholesterol: High (Normal level < 100 mg/dL)
    HDL cholesterol: Low. (Normal level > 50 mg/dL)
    Triglyceride: High. (Normal level <150 mg/dL)
    Control your high blood cholesterol and triglycerides by diet, exercise and statin drugs.
    Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). 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.

  • John Smith

    Thats pretty high, bordering on hypercholesterolemia. Its not going to kill you tomorrow but its certainly not doing your arteries and organs any favors. Your total cholesterol # should be 200 or less.

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