Re: Looking for expert opinion on my cholesterol numbers
[QUOTE=mlfar;5092131]Hi, first of all, I have been taking Simvastatin for about 4-5 years now, and my cholesterol numbers have been "good" according to my doctor. I also take Micardis for high blood pressure. Last year after my blood work, he told me that he has never had a patient with a heart attack with my numbers. Well, I guess I let my guard down somewhat, and have really not eaten very well in the past year. Lots of fries, burgers, pizza, etc. And I haven't jogged nearly as much in the last year as I normally do.
Here are my numbers:
Total Cholesterol: 167
Small LDL-P: 520
LDL Size: 20.7
LP-IR Score: 53
Whether these numbers are good is dependent upon your risk factors for coronary disease (this is how the LDL target is derived). If you have CAD, DM, CKD, peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, then your LDL goal is <100, but ideally < 70. So it depends on you.
To be more simplistic, you can calculate your 10 yr risk of coronary disease with numerous calculators based upon the framingham study. America Heart Association has a good one....Give it a try. < 10% 10 yr risk is ideal.