LDL Cholesterol Calculator

A high level of LDL cholesterol — the "bad" cholesterol that can clog arteries — dramatically increases your chance of developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Decreasing your LDL — also called low-density lipoprotein — is the main way you can lower your risk of heart disease. Use this LDL cholesterol calculator to find out what your LDL level should be.

mg/dl (LDL is low-density lipoprotein) mg/dl (HDL is high-density lipoprotein) mg/dl
Are you already working with your doctor to lower your cholesterol level?
What is your sex?
Do you take blood pressure medication?
Do you smoke cigarettes?
Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes?
Do you have coronary artery disease, or chest pain (angina), or have you had a heart attack?
Have you had a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
Have you had an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Do you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD)? (This causes symptoms that most notably include leg pain when walking — a condition called intermittent claudication.)
Do you have a family history of coronary artery disease, heart attack, angina or heart surgery (before age 65 in your parents, siblings or children)?
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