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High Cholesterol Message Board


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First, just how bad are these numbers?:confused:

Total- 228
HDL-45
LDL-159
Trygl.-118

I'm 55, 6' 2" and right at 200 pounds. I don't smoke and maybe have a beer now and then. These numbers are with NO statins or any prescribed meds.

About 18 months ago, I had some problems with Lipitor and Zocor. I'm about 90% better....and I don't want to go down that road again (too many of my friends thought I was very sick....or had cancer) and I even lost about 20 pounds from not even feeling like eating.

My Dr has suggested that I take Welchol.....but I did not do well with Zetia-so I hate to really try that. My thought is maybe 20mg of Pravachol- a weaker statin just to knock a few points off of the LDL.

I eat pretty good.....but my weakness is chili spagetti and ....chocolate milk shakes. What exactly do I need to cut out to bring down the LDL? Is it the pasta...or te high saturated fats in the milkshakes?

Thanks guys.





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