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A high HDL cholesterol in the blood over 82 mg/dl is not common. In general, a high HDL cholesterol level, also known as “Good” cholesterol, is positive because HDL cholesterol eliminate cholesterol from the bloodstream and transport it to the liver.
However, when HDL cholesterol is very high, the cycle reverts and the cholesterol is sent back to the bloodstream and the risk to develop a cardiovascular disease increases.
The main causes for a HDL cholesterol level above the normal range are:
HDL Cholesterol values are usually given in mg/dl but sometimes you can see those values in mmol/l following the International System of Units (SI). In case your values are in mmol/l you can convert them using this tool:
HDL cholesterol level is moderately high and it requires a follow-up. It is advisable that you cut down on the alcohol intake if you take too much alcohol and you should reduce your physical activity if it is excessive.
If you are taking medication to reduce total cholesterol or triglycerides you should visit your doctor and tell him about it. Perhaps, the present dose is inadequate.
The HDL cholesterol level is very high and may damage your health. With such a high value the risk of developing atherosclerosis increases as well as the possibility to suffer a cardiovascular disease.
You should visit your doctor. He will consider your alcohol intake, if you are doing too much exercise, following an unbalanced diet or taking any drug that can alter your HDL cholesterol.
A last possibility to consider is a genetic disorder, such as hyperalphaproteinemia or hepatic lipase deficiency. Talk to your doctor and he will decide if it is adequate to perform a genetic test.
There are some health circumstances or drugs than can raise your HDL cholesterol level in the blood:
There are many medical diseases why the HDL cholesterol level in the blood can be higher than normal:
If your HDL cholesterol is a bit high you can consider the following tips:
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The following values are considered to be above the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in mg/dl. They are an example of a healthy man of about 45 years old with no known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.
|Marked HDL hypercholesterolemia|
|83 mg/dl||84 mg/dl||85 mg/dl||86 mg/dl||87 mg/dl||88 mg/dl||89 mg/dl||90 mg/dl|
|91 mg/dl||92 mg/dl||93 mg/dl||94 mg/dl||95 mg/dl|
|Moderate HDL hypercholesterolemia|
|96 mg/dl||97 mg/dl||98 mg/dl||99 mg/dl||100 mg/dl||101 mg/dl||102 mg/dl||103 mg/dl|
|104 mg/dl||105 mg/dl||106 mg/dl||107 mg/dl||108 mg/dl||109 mg/dl||110 mg/dl||111 mg/dl|
|112 mg/dl||113 mg/dl||114 mg/dl||115 mg/dl||116 mg/dl||117 mg/dl||118 mg/dl||119 mg/dl|
|120 mg/dl||121 mg/dl||122 mg/dl||123 mg/dl||124 mg/dl||125 mg/dl||126 mg/dl||127 mg/dl|
|128 mg/dl||129 mg/dl||130 mg/dl||131 mg/dl||132 mg/dl||133 mg/dl||134 mg/dl||135 mg/dl|
|136 mg/dl||137 mg/dl||138 mg/dl||139 mg/dl||140 mg/dl||141 mg/dl||142 mg/dl||143 mg/dl|
|144 mg/dl||145 mg/dl||146 mg/dl||147 mg/dl||148 mg/dl||149 mg/dl||150 mg/dl|