Total Cholesterol Check Results?
Tonight, I am a 38 year old man, married with 2 children. today i do a fasting blood check. As for the results: Total cholesterol: 245 triglycerides: 149 HD Or am I wrong reference details? In the future, what lifestyle should I improve on? Thanks for the answer … Regards, Ade
Good morning Ade, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Cholesterol is basically a component that is and is needed in our body. Cholesterol is produced in the liver and functions to produce healthy cells, hormones and vitamin D. However, if the levels are excessive, cholesterol can have a bad impact by narrowing and inhibiting blood flow and causing various diseases such as heart disease, stroke, gallstones and others.
Regarding your question, in a cholesterol check, the recommended total cholesterol level is 200 mg / dl or less. For LDL it should be less than 100 mg / dL, HDL more than 60 mg / dL and triglycerides less than 150 mg / dL. So that in addition to total cholesterol above normal, your HDL results below normal and your LDL above normal. What is normal from your results is only triglycerides, but even that is already in the normal threshold because normally under 150 and you are 149. Therefore there is actually nothing wrong with your results, and you are classified as having high cholesterol levels.
In response to this, actually before being given drugs, doctors first try to improve their lifestyle. If by improving lifestyle, cholesterol levels can improve, drug administration may not be needed. Among the recommended lifestyles are reducing the consumption of oily foods and fried foods (under 30 grams per day), maintaining ideal body weight, exercising regularly at least 30 minutes a day, multiply eating vegetables, fruits and fish, stop smoking, avoid stress, and sleep regularly. If after doing a good lifestyle and correct cholesterol is still high, then maybe you need the help of drugs. But for that, you must routinely control the doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.