My Cholestorol Story
Dear all ,
Here are my cholestrol history and my story of high cholestorol and attempts to control.
and some questions that I would appreciate someone with experience and expertise could answer:
Lipid Profile June 2007...when aged 35
Total Cholestorol= 235
--For 5 years sicne the above test I had no control on eating.....fatty foods, fast food, sweets, chocklates,cakes eggs, deep fried.....basically good life and no hold bars on eating.
--I don't smoke, drink ocassionally...2 to 3 times a month a few beers or a glass or 2 of red wine
--BP and Blood sugar normal
--body weight about 74Kgs then, height 170cm
--running / jogging about 3 to 4 times per week
Turned 40 and decided to check the consequences of giving myself the license for good life and
Sep 18th 2012 following was the lipid profile:
Total Cholestorol= 261
body weight 76kgs
Shock..fear..but a realization what you eat is what shows in the blood tests:
--cut out sweets, cakes, choclates, eggs, deep frie food, Mc Donalds fries type stuff completey...also avoided chips, pacaged food completely.
--did eat still non fatty sweets, a lot of fruits, normal carbohydrate rich diet including bread / pasta / rice and rice based diets with chicken and vegetables cooked in low/moderate oil contents
--added eating some nuts / garlics/ whole wheat breads, fibrous vegetables / red rice ( tasted yucky) to daily diet
--included supplement herbal guggulu one capsule daily
--running 25 minutes daily at 5to 6 times a week at average 8kms/hr
October 4th, 2012 Result
Total Cholestorol= 204.6
Body weight 72 kilos
22% reduction in total cholestorol
Breathed a sigh of relief...relaxed a bit...
Continued followign all the routines as started as of Sep 18th but also added Omega3 concentrate capsule one daily.
allowed myself a slice of pizza about 2 times a month.
Got another test done today 27th Nov 2012
Total Cholestorol= 208.4
Trigllycerides = 148.8
Body weight 70.5 kgs
--Is reading 4 better than reading 3..because the HDL has increased by 20% and all the ratios are looking more favourable putting me in the moderate risk category
--the diffrence between 3rd and 4th reading shows triglycerides dropped and HDL increased...is that a known correlation.
--any suggestions on how to continue to increase the HDL ?
Last edited by bombaywallah; 11-27-2012 at 08:27 AM.