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High Cholesterol (Hyperlipemia)
What is high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is one of lipids in the blood, another form of blood lipid is triglycerides. Dyslipidemia, high cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, hypercholesterolemia or Hypertriglyceridemia, refers to an abnormally high level of cholesterol or triglycerides in the bloodstream.
Causes of High Cholesterol
Diagnosis of High Cholesterol
After fasting for 12 hours, during which only water should be consumed,a blood test called a lipoprotein profile to measure cholesterol levels.
UK diggnosis of hyperlipemia
Total cholesterol level
less than 5mmol/l: ideal
between 5 to 6.4mmol/l: mildly high
between 6.5 to 7.8mmol/l: moderately high
above 7.8mmol/l: very high
LDL cholesterol level less than 3.0mmol/l
US diggnosis of hyperlipemia
Total cholesterol(TC) level
LDL cholesterol levels
HDL cholesterol levels
Top Use: Calculate Cholesterol (US) Total Cholesterol: 6.11mmol/l LDL Cholesterol: 3.69mmol/l Triglycerides: 1.68mmol/l HDL Cholesterol: 1.65mmol/l
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