218 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 218 is typically somewhat concerning.

A 40 year old male with 218 Total Cholesterol is in the 67th percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 67th percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.

149

LDL Cholesterol

43

HDL Cholesterol

137

Triglycerides

218

Total Cholesterol

Is my 218 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 218 total cholesterol in the 67th percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 67% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 218 as borderline high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 218 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 1.48% risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack or stroke within 10 years, according to the ASCVD Risk Calculator from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

Age: 40  •  male  •  Non-diabetic  •  Non-smoker  •  120 Systolic Blood Pressure

Should I take statins for 218 total cholesterol?

You should discuss modern-intensity statins or lipid lowering therapies with your doctor according to the American College of Cardiology.

Age: 40  •  male  •  Non-diabetic  •  Non-smoker  •  120 Systolic Blood Pressure

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