I am 53 and female. For three years that I know of, I have had high Cholesterol with High HDL and LDL levels and they continue to rise. Two family doctors told me not to worry about, the good counteracts the bad. I just saw my GYN for some other lab work that I brought with me and when she saw my Cholesterol level she wanted to put me on Cholesterol meds. which I am glad to do because I don't like having such a high LDL and total.
Previous 2 yrs. Cholesterol Tests Total = 183 HDL = 62 LDL = 109
Total = 236 HDL = 97 LDL = 126
Present Total Cholesterol Total = 261 HDL= 104 LDL = 145
Is it dangerous to have these number and do I need to be on anti-cholesterol meds.?
Also, why to the HDL and LDL numbers never add up to the total number? What happens to the missing numbers?