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Cholesterol
Know how to measure your cholesterol values

PROCEDURE AND MEANING OF MY CHOLESTEROL VALUES 

Most people who have high cholesterol do not perceive any symptoms that indicate that something is not right in your body and precisely for that reason is the importance of getting tested for cholesterol.11

The doctor can confirm if you have high cholesterol by means of a blood test called "LIPID PROFILE", the main recommendation to do so is that you are fasting, that is, not drinking or eating for a period of 8 to 12 hours before the test. 12

Consider the following data to know the meaning of the results.    

 

WHAT SHOULD BE THE VALUE OF MY TOTAL CHOLESTEROL?

 

WHAT SHOULD BE THE VALUE OF MY LDL CHOLESTEROL?

 

WHAT SHOULD BE THE VALUE OF MY HDL CHOLESTEROL?

Remember that HDL cholesterol is considered "good" so, the more, the better. In case of women it should be higher than 40 mg / dL and in case of men greater than 50 mg / dL.13

 

WHAT SHOULD MY TRGLYCERIDE VALUE BE?

 

References

11. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2018). Hazte la prueba de colesterol. Retrieved from Healthfinder: https://healthfinder.gov/espanol/temas/category/enfermedades-y-problemas-de-salud/diabetes/hazte-la-prueba-del-colesterol#informacion-general_2

12. American Academy of Family Physicians. (2017). Perfil de lípidos en el análisis de sangre. Retrieved from Familydoctor: https://es.familydoctor.org/perfil-de-lipidos-en-el-analisis-de-sangre/

13. American Heart Association. (2012). ¿Qué significan mis niveles de colesterol? Retrieved from AHA: https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/downloadable/ucm_316249.pdf