doctor cholesterol rant...

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Registered: 02-12-2012
doctor cholesterol rant...
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 6:46pm


I'm usually on therelationship boards so visiting here for a rant of sorts and some opinions. I recently moved and had a health issue. Decided to find a new doc and get some basic blood work done as I've never had a cholesterol test, etc. After the test, the nurse practitioner called with results and told me that my cholesterol was borderline high. I was a little surprised but I set out  thinking about how I would take care of this, supplements, diet etc.

Got the results from the lab in the mail a week later. These were the results within a few points (don't remember the exact numbers.

Both HDL and LDL in the 90s with the VLDL under 20

HDL - 94

LDL - 96

VLDL - 15

I don't remember my trigliceride # at the moment.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but while my total number might be considered borderline high - aren't these numbers not bad...especially the high HDL?

I'm confused.