Types of Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol: Often known as the “bad” cholesterol, high levels of LDL cholesterol can lead to plaque accumulation in the arteries, causing them to narrow and harden.
HDL Cholesterol: Known as the “good” cholesterol, HDL helps remove LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream, thus reducing the risk of heart diseases.
Total Cholesterol: A combination of LDL, HDL, and other lipid components. Doctors assess this number to understand your overall cholesterol health.
Triglycerides: These are a type of fat found in the blood that can also increase the risk of heart disease when present in high levels.