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Today I got my VAP test result to read back, the doc didn't even know how to read it, as a matter of fact, he didn't even know it was in the file, and after he told me he wanted to send me for blood tests, he looked embarrassed when I told him they should be in the file already! I took the tests on October 22, 2007 and he didn't even read it before seeing me!

When I was questioning him about the LP(a), and small and big particle ldl he asked me three times if I worked for a cardiologist, instead of trying to understand the report with me!

Anyway, I had worse results now than last year when the standard test showed

ldl-157, hdl-83, total cholesterol-257, TRI-88

VAP Results: LDL-178, HDL-68, TOTAL-276 TRI-132

LP (a) 10
LDL-large buoyant-Pattern A

HDL-2 (large buoyant) 19
HDL-3 (small dense) 49

It's good that I have the big pattern ldl, but the hdl is less of the good kind and more of the dead kind.

MY c-reactive protein os 0.1 and homosysteine 5.5.

He said I should be treated , then I asked about Niaspan and he said I could try it, but then I said maybe I will try over the counter slow release niacin first. When I came home an analyzed the report and noticed my ldl isn't the dangerous kind, maybe I don't need anything anyway. The doc didn't even know to take that into consideration.

I was thinking that I might be consuming to much fish oil (1100 mgs. daily)
in addition to eating walnuts, almonds, and peanuts during the day, it may be raising my ldl as well as the hdl.

I take plant sterols and policosanol everyday.

Boy, you really don't know anything about your blood fats from the standard test!

Does anyone think with the combination I have, that if I cut down on the nut and fish oils I don't need the niacin with large particle ldl?

Thanks!





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