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dykstrale 07-13-2011 07:00 AM

High Cholesterol in college?
 
I'm a 19 year old female going in to my second year of college. I went for a physical before heading to China for the summer and found out I have really high cholesterol. My doctor suggested a healthier diet and moderate exercise plan. My dad has high cholesterol, but I have been a year round athlete since middle school, workout 6 days a week, and eat generally healthy for most meals. Any advice as to how I can get this cholesterol in hand, or is it mainly genetics? Their advice is mostly incorporated into my daily life, not quite sure about what else to change to drop it a few points. I'd appreciate your help!!! Thanks!!
-Lauren

pupcake 07-13-2011 02:44 PM

Re: High Cholesterol in college?
 
Was it high triglycerides?

Pup

JJ 07-13-2011 07:05 PM

Re: High Cholesterol in college?
 
I agree we would need to know exactly where the problem is. Many folks can have a high total but be offset by a good HDL. If it is Trigs or LDL then another approach may be needed. Also there are some Drs. who get upset if your even slightly over the guidelines and there really maybe an easy fix or some don't even need fixing. Knowing the problem area, if there is one, would help us give you some advice.

JJ

dykstrale 07-13-2011 09:06 PM

Re: High Cholesterol in college?
 
I can't remember all the numbers because I got them at the beginning of the summer and left the sheet in the states. However I am positive my LDL was over 165 at least, possibly 170. Thanks for all the replies!

Cathy676 09-07-2012 12:55 PM

Re: High Cholesterol in college?
 
im 24 having the same problem here are my numbers

chol 291
trig 63
hdl direct 96
vldl 13
chol/hdl ratio 3.03
calculated ldl 182
non hdl 195.0
can anyone help me understand?


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