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Dr. Savitha Suri Bookmark and Share
There are four types of cholesterol which are measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dl). The body cholesterol level can be found through “Lipid Profile”

Total blood cholesterol - This measurement includes lipids in blood stream. ( LDL + HDL+ triglycerides and other fat particles). The normal value of total cholesterol must be less than 200 mg/dL

HDL (High Density Lipo protein) – This is a good cholesterol and helps to prevent atherosclerosis and prevents deposition of fat inside arteries. The normal value of HDL must be greater than 60 mg/dL

LDL (low-density lipoprotein)- This cholesterol is also known as bad cholesterol and this is an important risk factor for heart disease .The LDL level should be lower than 160 mg/dL

Triglycerides: These are used by our body for energy. But a high level of triglycerides leads to heart disease. The normal value of triglycerides must be less than 150 mg/dL

Health risks of increased cholesterol
  • Coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Angina
  • Heart arrhythmias -- an irregular heart rhythm
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke)
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral artery disease.
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • 10/21/2010
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