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|
|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.