AHAASAKatie
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AHAASAKatie, August 3,  2018  9:37am EST

Please Submit your Cholesterol Questions

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and in preparation, we are lining up a few specialists to answer your cholesterol and familial hypercholesterolemia questions. However, we need you to submit them through the Your Questions Answered option. Then, we will post the questions and the answers in the Chronic Conditions section throughout the month!

Thank you, Katie 

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  • donna1929
    donna1929, December 28,  2018  3:45pm EST

    what numbers are normal.  My level when I had my stroke was 229.  Is that a really high level for someone who weighs 120?

  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, December 29,  2018  9:02am EST

    Hi Donna,

    I am told by my cardiologist and PCP that they typically want that number under 200 and for heart patients under 180. My cardiologist has recently emphasized the LDL number and the importance of getting it very low. She tells me for heart patients it should be under 70. If you are on a Crestor generic drug, you should be getting good results depending on the dosage. I am averaging 28 mgs a day and it lowered my overall number by 100 points. My LDL is also under that 70 threshold. This is something I would discuss with your cardiologist to help you define what your goals should be. Certainly take advantage of the link Katie has posted.

    Jim

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