The following provides an appropriate interpretation of cholesterol screening results, including a caution that a single measurement neither excludes nor establishes a diagnosis of their blood cholesterol.
If fewer than 2 risk factors and borderline total cholesterol,refer to risk reduction service, as appropriate – reassess HDLin 1-2 years.
If the total blood cholesterol number is higher than 200, or if your HDL is lower than 39, your doctor may order blood tests to check your LDL cholesterol level. The test will let you know if you need treatment. Take charge and work with your health provider to lower your risk.
The relationship of blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other risk factors can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Other Risk Factors Include:
Healthy diet choices and exercise are the first line of defense against high LDL cholesterol. Fatty and processed foods can elevate LDL cholesterol, whereas certain other foods can reduce it. Knowing which foods to avoid and which to include will not only improve cholesterol levels but will improve overall health as well.
Physical activity is also an excellent strategy for reducing LDL cholesterol.
If diet and exercise strategies are unsuccessful in reducing levels of LDL cholesterol, a cholesterol-reducing drug may be prescribed.
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