Thank you so much for responding. The HDL level is accurate. Last year it was 122. The lowest it's ever been is 90. I'm just concerned about the 147 - just don't know how much to be concerned and the docs can't seem to tell me either. I've decided to work more on my diet and beef up the exercise. Hopefully, that will bring that number down.
Your HDL exceeds the normal range of 30 to 70, I haven't found any negative medical opinions for a very high HDL. To the contrary, it is considered as very favorable to diminish the risk of future heart events and statistics show longivity is increased for those who have high HDL.
HDL cholesterol removes excess LDL cholesterol, so it is good to have high HDL levels in your system and low levels of LDL Most people should aim for an LDL level below 130 . If you have other risk factors for heart disease, your target LDL may be below 100 . If you're at very high risk of heart disease, you may need to aim for an LDL level below 70 . My doctor put me on lipitor and now my HDL is 58 and HDL 57.
Normal range for VLDL is 5-40. Your LDL is within the range of 50-160, but if you have a heart condition you may want to lower your LDL notwithstanding the very good HDL. That seems to be the current consensus with cardiologists.
I've never seen anyone with an HDL of 120. If its acccurate, you are virtually immune to ever getting heart disease. An HDL of 60 is considered very high !