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High Cholesterol and FH

Understanding Your Numbers Healthcare providers use one or more sets of clinical guidelines available today to determine what your cholesterol situation means in terms of your risk for cardiovascular disease. That’s why it’s particularly important to talk with your healthcare team about your numbers and what they mean, as well as any other medical conditions you may have. Your healthcare provider will help you understand what treatment options make the most sense for your situation. This way, you get a complete picture of your overall cardiovascular health, including your fasting lipoprotein profile results. My Cholesterol Levels Each time you have your cholesterol checked, record the results below. Bring this chart to your next healthcare exam and discuss the results with your doctor. Date Total cholesterol HDL LDL WHY CHOLESTEROL MATTERS: Why You Should Be Tested for High Cholesterol and FH In addition to your cholesterol numbers, there are other measurements that your healthcare provider can use to help determine your risk for cardiovascular disease. These include your body mass index (BMI, which is a calculation of your weight relative to your height), blood pressure and fasting blood sugar. The ideal numbers are: • BMI less than 25 kg/m2 • Blood pressure lower than 130/80 mmHg • Fasting blood sugar less than or equal to 100 mg/dL 1 © 2014 Mended Hearts and StayWell. All rights reserved. My Cholesterol Levels Download/print this PDF QUIZ 2 YouÕre making great progress! Take a short quiz on what youÕve learned so far. 9


High Cholesterol and FH
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