Cholesterol FAQs (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Should I only be concerned with my total cholesterol number?
Just knowing your total cholesterol isn't enough. Not only does the total cholesterol number need to be normal but HDL and LDL numbers need to be in the appropriate range. Normal total cholesterol associated with a high LDL may still increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Triglyceride levels also need to be controlled.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Cholesterol FAQs
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Cholesterol FAQs:
Cholesterol - Prevention
What steps have you taken to control your high cholesterol?
Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is positively associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).