... Of course you want your cholesterol level to be as low as possible. But should you worry that it may be too low? ... (19 replies)
... Your numbers look good on the surface. But as namelessme pointed out you really need a lipoprotein test to be able to determine if you have a cholesterol problem. If your LDL of 137 are of the larger particle size then no need to worry. ... (9 replies)
... I think that rather frequent observation points out the weakness in the Friedwald equation. Seems sometimes more or less triglycerides get subsumed into LDL "arithmetically." There may be little reality involved. ... (9 replies)
... You may be right that the HDL is too high. I do think there has been too little research on HDL to know at this point.
Why do you question the triglycerides? The calculation seems correct. Also, I have a record of 15 blood tests starting in 1984, and the trigs are all over the place, from a low of 68 to highs of 214. Interestingly enough, the low of 68 in 2005... (9 replies)
... I have had the weirdest cholesterol numbers the past few years and getting stranger all the time. ... (27 replies)
... g with other dietary changes. I began taking niacin and other supplements. Through those means, I got my TC down from a high of 260 in 2001 to 190 in December. LDL went from 159 to 101 in that period. ... (7 replies)
... Just got my follow up cholesterol results from the doctor after losing weight and working out for two years. And to my dismay.... ... (3 replies)
... I don't pay much attention to LDL's, HDL's, ratios and so on. I usually just focus on the total cholesterol levels since I have that genetic cholesterol prob. and my predeccesors died young from heart attacks. ... (1 replies)
... I am a 54 yo woman. My numbers crept up over the years to Tri 337 Total 299 Hdl 46 LDL 186. I ate well and worked out semi regularly. Dr. prescribed low dose lipitor..I said give me one month to see what I could do. ... (3 replies)
... I want to try to naturally lower my cholesterol but I am feeling like if I do not take the drugs i will drop dead of a heart attack. ... (22 replies)
... side so I cut back to 100 mg, every other day. I also started to take a lot of supplements, most of them I read about in Robert Kowalski's book "The New 8 Week Cholesterol Cure". This is a must read. ... (6 replies)
... I think the Dr. would suggest a statin to you because your LDL is on the high side. Others here might suggest you have further analysis of your LDL components, such as particle size. ... (10 replies)
... My doctor recommends taking a statin for the LDL. I refused and will continue to refuse. My TG, HDL an ratios are good. I followed all of you guys' great advise which included NOT GIVING UP EGGS, and fish oil pill.
I was on a diuretic for HBP last year for a bit but changed because it seemed to raise my glucose and cholesterol. By the way my glucose also dropped from 97... (10 replies)
... Your cholesterol numbers are extremely good... EXTREMELY GOOD! ... (9 replies)
... Hello everyone,
This is my first post in the forum but have a question in ways to raise my
HDL. As of my last test my
Total cholesterol was 137,
For cholesterol I currently take Red Yeast Rice 1,200 mg twice a day
Lecithin 1,200mg twice a day (23 replies)
... My test result I got today total cholesterol is 235. ... (5 replies)
... During one test period I was eating zero egg yolks. My TC was 190, LDL 101, HDL 72. ... (16 replies)
I think your latest results are fine. You have an excellent HDL/LDL ratio - that is very important.
Keep up your exercise and diet changes - they are at least as important as the medication - even if they don't dramatically affect your lipid levels, they are doing your body good in other (probably more important) ways.
And don't get too worked up about your... (11 replies)
... The increase in CRP could be from the cholesterol medication. ... (11 replies)
... I'm looking at some old results from 2/2000. I am 33 now, so they first caught me around 26 or 27 years old. My values at the time were:
Total cholesterol: 460 (yikes)
I am a female and I got this from my dad who's values were also very high. Of course, they didn't know about this stuff back in the day, so my dad never new about... (11 replies)