What should LDL-C be?

What should LDL-C be?

What should my LDL level be?

LDL (Bad) Cholesterol Level LDL Cholesterol Category
100-129mg/dL Near optimal/above optimal
130-159 mg/dL Borderline high
160-189 mg/dL High
190 mg/dL and above Very High

What is a good LDL HDL C ratio?

In general: The higher the ratio, the higher the risk. Most healthcare providers want the ratio to be below 5:1. A ratio below 3.5:1 is considered very good.

Is LDL-C bad?

LDL cholesterol is often called the “bad” cholesterol because it collects in the walls of your blood vessels, raising your chances of health problems like a heart attack or stroke.

At what level of LDL requires medication?

Medication is typically recommended when: your cholesterol levels are high enough to increase your risk for cardiovascular disease (or you already had a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke) you have an LDL level greater than 190 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)

Is 146 LDL too high?

Less than 100 mg/dL = Optimal. 100-129 mg/dL = Near/Above Optimal. 130-159 mg/dL = Borderline High. 160-189 mg/dL = High. 190 mg/dL and above = Very High. Using the data above, you can see that a 146 LDL Cholesterol level falls into the Borderline High category.

Is 114 cholesterol level good or bad?

Your Cholesterol value of 114 mg/dL is too low. A good Cholesterol is usually between 120 and 200 mg/dL. Increase your Cholesterol by 6 mg/dL to be within normal range. While low total cholesterol measurements are uncommon, low HDL levels occur more frequently and can increase a patient’s risk of heart disease.

Which cholesterol is the bad one?

LDL (bad) cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is considered the “bad” cholesterol, because it contributes to fatty buildups in arteries ( atherosclerosis ).

What is a normal LDL score?

A good cholesterol score of LDL is between 100-129 mg/dL. A score under 100 mg/dL is considered optimal. An LDL cholesterol score of 130-159 mg/dL is borderline high, 160-189 mg/dL is high and 190 mg/dL is very high.