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Cholesterol level pls help?

Hi, im 27 years old,
My doctor said that I have high cholesterol level, and gave me a prescription pill, called TRICOR , but i dont understand how bad it is, here is the way that is broken down in the paper i have.


Can someone tell me if this is really bad?


Your total cholesterol is 179, the desired level is less than 200, so you are alright there. Your triglyceride is 291, the desired level is less than 150. This presents a problem in that your triglyceride level is nearly double the recommended amount. Tricor is fenofibrate. Fenofibrate is a medication used to lower triglyceride levels in your blood.

Normally when a blood test is done to check cholesterol the total cholesterol as well as the HDL (good cholesterol) and the LDL (bad cholesterol) levels are given. Triglycerides are checked as well.

Check the links below to learn much more. You can be overwhelmed by too much information, so take your time and digest the info completely before moving on. You may also ask your doctor about anything you don't understand fully. You may also contact me with other questions. I will try to find the answer for you.

I take another brand of fenofibrate called Triglide as well as cholesterol medications to raise the HDL and lower the LDL. I have high LDL and Triglyceride and low HDL. This is a dangerous combination. I had open heart surgery in October 2006. A total of five bypasses were put in place. Further I had my Gallbladder removed in February 2007 and I am bipolar, so in the last year or so I have become rather educated on these subjects.

Hope this helps,
Terry Source(s): WebMD - Cholesterol Management Health Center

WebMD - Understanding Cholesterol Numbers

WebMD - High Triglycerides - Overview

WebMD - Fenofibrate Oral
when i was maybe 10 my doctor said that i had high cholesterol because it ran in the family. i stopped eating fast food and when they tested a year later i dropped 90 points or what ever
Your total cholesterol isn't bad it's your triglycerides that extremely high. Eat a lot of whole grains, get milled flax seed, take garlic tablets. You need to get that down. That's bad. you need olive oils, canola oils. exercise, cut back on drinking, stuff like that. I eat a bowl of milled flax every morning. It tastes like crap but it's so good for you. And I snack on quaker oatmeal squares cereal, and usually eat 2 slices of whole grain toast with peanut butter, and a container of cherry tomatoes for dinner. And I run at least 30 minutes a day.
not really at one time the optima level 200 or less now its like 75 tri is alittle high but tris very
It looks like your cholesterol level is fine being below 200 mg/dl. Your Triglycerides are high at 291 when they should be less than 150. This is not a super high level but high enough to be treated. Good luck to you..... I use the same drug for the same condition.
Triglycerides are high.
These drugs work wonders.My cholesterol was high,with Zocor it dropped like a rock in 6 weeks. No side effects either.
Follow his instructions, you'll be fine.
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