LDL cholesterol level under 100 mg/dl is considered by healthcare providers as the normal range.
This is a wide range of LDL level from 40 mg/dl up to 100 mg/dL (any, number from 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63,64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79,80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87,88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100).
Such LDL levels are associated with low risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
But, although not very commonly, levels of LDL under 40 mg/dl are believed to be associated with increased risk of developing certain health issues, such as cancer, depression, hemorrhagic stroke, preterm or low birth weight baby if LDL levels are low while pregnant etc.
Anyway, having low LDL levels is better than having high cholesterol levels.
LDL cholesterol level under 100 mg/dl is considered normal LDL level. LDL cholesterol is also known under the name of “bad” cholesterol. This is because It carries cholesterol from the liver out to the body cells.
Too much LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream contributes to the creation of atherosclerotic plaques that build up in the walls of the arteries.
This causes the narrowing of the artery lumen, leading to a decrease in the blood flow distal to the obstructed artery, causing tissue damage and even death. So, in other words, the risk of developing cardiovascular and other complications increases with the increase of LDL cholesterol level.
Having LDL cholesterol level under 100 mg/dl means that the risk of developing these complications is nonexistent, or too low to be taken into consideration.
Levels of cholesterol under 100mg/dl are considered optimal and are associated with LOW RISK of developing cardiovascular diseases. This is due to the fact that LDL cholesterol, being within the optimal range, cannot be accumulated and buildup in the walls of arteries causing atherosclerotic plaques.
These plaques narrow the inner space of the coronary arteries causing the decrease of the blood flow in certain parts of the heart muscle.
This is a chronic process that develops through time. Therefore, it is very important to check your lipid profile as often as your doctor suggests you. The cardiovascular disease may complicate with acute myocardial infarction and even death.
Please keep in mind that every healthcare provider has the following principle clear in mind: "It is better having low LDL cholesterol level than having high LDL cholesterol level."
However, very low LDL cholesterol level, although very rarely, are associated with increased risk of developing certain health problems.
It is not yet totally defined a specific level under which the levels of LDL cholesterol would be considered low, but LDL cholesterol would be considered very low if it would be less than 40 mg/dl. The main health issues that may be related with very low cholesterol level are:
· Hemorrhagic stroke
· Preterm birth and low weight birth if LDL cholesterol is low while pregnant.
The potential risk of lowering LDL cholesterol to very low levels has not been confirmed, and its association with certain health risks is still under debate. If you are concerned about getting your LDL cholesterol level under 100 mg/dl do not stop your treatment before consulting with your doctor.
However, the benefits of having LDL cholesterol level under 100 mg/dl are proven widely, especially in people with heart disease or with a high risk of developing heart disease or stroke.
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