Anything that is taken in excess is most often harmful to us. Same goes to the cholesterol level of your body. If you are not particularly keen on the food you take, you might lose track of the amount of cholesterol you are taking in your system. Of
course, it is absurd for you to calculate the cholesterol in every food that you eat. The most practical and accurate way to have your cholesterol monitored is by having a lipid profile test once in a while.
Unfortunately for many young adults, having their blood work done on a regular basis is often neglected. Until they have this cumbersome feeling and have the urge to see a doctor. Then when they get their blood checked, they get surprised as to how their cholesterol level had shoot up. This is the turning point as they begin to become more conscious of their diet.
However, for some people, it may be too late to lower cholesterol naturally. Instead, their doctor may have to prescribe a medicine to help lower down their cholesterol. In which case, they are left with no choice but to abide with what their doctor said.
The cholesterol level of a person differs from that of another despite them being of the same age, or the same lifestyle and diet. The levels of cholesterol may be determined by several factors. There are individuals who are perceived to be physically fit and follow a low cholesterol diet, and yet they surprisingly have high cholesterol level. One possible factor could be genetic. It’s something that they cannot alter since they are born with it. However, there are certain medications that can help control the cholesterol level in their bodies. Then there are those who hardly exercise and yet they have normal cholesterol levels.
As you monitor your cholesterol level, it is also extra helpful if you know and understand the cholesterol level chart. Here are some quick and easy to understand references on how to interpret your cholesterol level.
Total Cholesterol Level Chart
There is a standard normal value(s) for the overall cholesterol level of your body. It is already the combination of both the good (hdl) and the bad (ldl) cholesterol. Check out the values below and see what your current cholesterol range tell of your health status.
LDL Level Chart
This is the chart where you can see the corresponding classification of your ldl values. Ldl or otherwise known as the bad cholesterol is responsible for clogging up your blood vessels if not regulated properly.
Once you’ve reached the borderline, it’s high time you switch to high fiber food, more vegetables and fruits. Not to mention, the need to get more exercise and other physical activities.
HDL Level Chart
Hdl or otherwise known as the good cholesterol must reach a certain level that it is able to counter any coronary risk that you ldl level is posing.
For young adults and adults alike, it is practical to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. Coronary heart disease can sneak like a thief in the night. It is always best to pick the right food and do ample of exercise daily.