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Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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41 with high cholesterol

Hello-
First time post; guess I'm just nervous, I'm 41, have a 7 week old first baby...got My numbers back
268- total
78 - hdl
176- LDL
This was after a month of eating nothing but tuna and humus per dr. Orders. Lost 8 lbs but my number still high (was 277 a month ago)
I'm bummed, on day 2 of newly prescribed pill, but wondering if I'm a walking heart attack? Have so much to live for now, this caught me off guard, thank you

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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Re: 41 with high cholesterol

You didn't state your triglycerides but these numbers indicate:

TC/HDL ratio = 3.4 <4.5

LDL/HDL ratio = 2.2 < 3.2

Doctors just look at the total number instead of the more important ratios and your ratios are fine. No need to worry, really, unless you have been told you have a heart condition.

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:02 AM   #3
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Re: 41 with high cholesterol

That is higher than they would like. And I am concerned that all you've eaten is tuna and hummus! Really? If so, one issue is no fiber. You really need some whole wheat and fiber in that diet along with some green vegetables.

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #4
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Phew, thanks very much

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Re: 41 with high cholesterol

Thx for reply; just figure of speech about tuna... Been dieting pretty well for past month, and was expecting better results on numbers. It's a bummer, but will continue on diet for sure

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Re: 41 with high cholesterol

Your ratios are fine....stop worrying and enjoy your newborn. Continue to eat healthy, exercise and live your life. Stress is worse for you than anything. Some doctors aren't as knowledgable as they should be about cholesterol. If you're taking statins, you might want to reconsider and go the diet and exercise route first, IMHO. Take care

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #7
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Very nice of you to reply, thanks very much; it's a relief, can't thank you enough for your feedback-

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #8
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Re: 41 with high cholesterol

your good cholestorl HDL is really high...and tat's good..and that makes the overall high value not so risky

 
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