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high cholesterol risk

I am 60 years and my total cholesterol has been high along with a high HDL since I was young.  In the past year my total cholesterol has risen from 218 to 238 and my HDL has risen from 72 to 85.  Do I need to be worried ?  I am not currently taking any medications.
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My guess is that your increase has more to do with your increase in HDL than anything else. How were your LDL numbers before and after? My thought is that your TC/HDL ratio is pretty good so the numbers may not be as bad as you think. Your ratio is 2.8 and the recommendation is for women to be under 3.0, so that's good. It looks like your LDL must not have gone up too much since the most it could be is around 100 based on your numbers. If that is the case, I don't think I would be too worried.

Did you doctor recommend meds and what is your LDL level?

Let us know,

Jon
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