Thanks for your query to us.
Starting statins in a patient depends upon a number of factors. You have 4 out of the 5 recognized factors by which we calculate target LDL. That indicates that your LDL cholesterol at least should be less than 130 mg%. However if you have diabetes, angina, ischemic stroke
, renal failure
. aortic or carotid artery disease
, peripheral vascular disease
or if your risk for cardiovascular disease
in next 10 years is > 20%, it should be less than 100 mg%. Hence you need to see which is your target level. Statins need to be started only if your level is at least 30 more than your target or you have some other pressing indication. Hope this helps