243 Total Cholesterol

A total cholesterol level of 243 is typically very concerning.

A 40 year old male with 243 Total Cholesterol is in the 86th percentile for total cholesterol. LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides below are calculated by applying the 86th percentile in accordance with Reference Values by Lipid Tools.

171

LDL Cholesterol

39

HDL Cholesterol

198

Triglycerides

243

Total Cholesterol

Is my 243 total cholesterol bad?

The Reference Values by Lipid Tools classifies 243 total cholesterol in the 86th percentile age and sex, meaning that is is worse than 86% of 40 year old males.

The Cleveland Clinic classifies a total cholesterol of 243 as high for 40 year old males.

Age: 40  •  male

Does 243 total cholesterol mean I have cardiovascular risk?

There is a 2.13% 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 243 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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