Not understanding blood test numbers

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Can anyone tell me how bad these numbers really are.  I've been walking more, trying to eat lots of veggies and lean meats.  Will be going for another test soon.  Really hoping I've dropped these some over the last three months.

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    My numbers didn't show...I'll try again

    Tri.  2.15

    chlosteral 6.7

    HDL 1.5

    non HDL 5.1

    LDL 4.2

     

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    Hello Sharon did the doc said you have high cholesterol? If you do they will tell you and normally go through the result with you at least that's what we do here in the U.S. and regular exercise is always good.im not sure about the numbers as mine it says something like ccholesterol level 100-199 normal range.

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      They said my good cholesterol was high, but when I look, I think my bad is too.  I said I didn't want meds right away, I wanted to try improving the numbers.  I was dealing with another health issue more serious at the time...so I think she as fineeeing what I can do.  I'll have another appointment soon,

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      Hello Sharon

      It's possible that the stress of your other issue may be the cause of high cholesterol. It doesn't look like the Hdl is that high to go on statins straight away.

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      Hi Ger..thank you for taking the time to reply.  I also was thinking the stress I was under might be partly to cause because six months before my numbers were good.  I had about a two month period where I was out of the country and couldn't really seek medical help, but I was very worried about my symptoms..  these numbers were the day I returned to Canada done with a series of blood work..  I've been really watching my diet and trying hard to get a good walk in 5-6 times a week.  I've lost about four lbs this summer, not a lot...but some.  I'm not too much over weight...maybe 10-12 lbs.  my other health issue has been looked after abdall is good, so I'm presently feeling great.  I guess stress is bad for us in many ways. 

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