Diagnosis of High Cholesterol
More significant than cholesterol numbers is the lifestyle of the patient for understanding them. Dr. Rosendo Collazo, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains sedentarism and smoking are the main factors to be addressed.
He describes the cholesterol profile has two components: the good component is HDL and the bad component, LDL. He explains the LDL numbers should be as low as possible.
He affirms the more cardiovascular risks the patient has, the lower the LDL number should be. If someone has coronary diseases or diabetes, that number needs to be even lower.