What does a cholesterol of 207 mean?
You have borderline high cholesterol if your total cholesterol is between 200 and 239 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Your doctor will also consider other things, like how much of your total cholesterol is LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and how much of it is HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
Is 245 cholesterol dangerous?
Blood cholesterol levels, which tell how much lipid or fat is in the blood, are expressed in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). In general, you want to have a cholesterol level below 200 mg/dL. Between 200 mg/dL and 239 mg/dL, your cholesterol level is elevated or borderline-high and should be lowered if you can.
What is a dangerously high cholesterol level?
Your total cholesterol is generally considered “borderline high” if it’s between 200 and 239 mg/dL. It’s considered “high” if it’s above 240 mg/dL. Your LDL cholesterol is generally considered “borderline high” if it’s between 130 and 159 mg/dL. It’s considered “high” if it’s above 160 mg/dL.
What number is considered high cholesterol?
In practice, there is no highest cholesterol number achievable on standard tests. There are, however, scales that stop at various levels above the “high” mark of 240 mg/dL, or milligrams per deciliter. Often, 350 is the highest total cholesterol reading on such tests.
What is the best cholesterol level?
For men, the desirable level of good cholesterol is about 60 mg/dL or more and its bad level is less than 40 mg/dL. For women, good level is about 60 mg/dL or more and bad level is less than 50 mg/dL.
What is considered good cholesterol score?
A good cholesterol score of LDL is between 100-129 mg/dL. A score under 100 mg/dL is considered optimal. An LDL cholesterol score of 130-159 mg/dL is borderline high, 160-189 mg/dL is high and 190 mg/dL is very high.
What are the dangers of high cholesterol?
Regardless of the cause, high cholesterol poses dangers. It plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis , or hardening and narrowing of the arteries, which in turn raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.