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Board: High Cholesterol 04-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By yackedar
Re: LDL is 97

Once again, a mainstream doctor just looking at the total cholesterol......Blimey! it's over 200..this patient needs to go on a statin.......

I echo all the above comments Husseb1......get a...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By yackedar
Re: Muscle aches from red yeast rice?

Red Yeast Rice is a by far a safer product for the reduction of LDL cholesterol than any Statin drug.

I and many members of this board have taken statins.
I had to give up statins because of...
Board: High Cholesterol 04-02-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By yackedar
Board: High Cholesterol 03-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholesterol jumped 20 pts in 2 weeks!

Numerous ailments, poor diets and poor exercise all affect our lipid profiles.

HDL, LDL, TC and Triglyceride levels can vary within hours.

This is why the medical profession advise that we fast...
Board: High Cholesterol 03-10-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By yackedar
Re: Can I safely get off my statin?

Do you have your LDL and HDL figures from before your bypass, and your current figures to hand?

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 02-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By yackedar
Re: Endurance Athlete With High LDL-P

When taking Omega-3, make sure you balance your dietary intake of it with that of Omega-6, otherwise you will be defeating your objective.

Omega-6 is pro-inflammatory and Omega-3 is...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

All,

Diet assistance please (Not my area).

Lostwind, we need to know your typical weekly diet.
I hope you are using Extra Virgin Olive Oil and not just Olive Oil. There is a big difference...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-21-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

TC decrease of 26.35%
Trigs decrease of 29.2%
LDL decrease of 30.6%

HDL decrease of 0.8%

TC/HDL ratio decrease of 26%
LDL/HDL ratio decrease of 28.8%

Overall, with a decrease of ~30% on...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-10-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By yackedar
Re: Total Cholesterol good but dyslipidemia?

From the looks of your results, you have been diagnosed with Dyslipidemia solely on the level of your HDL as the other levels are not too bad. But why has it taken twelve vital months to inform you?...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By yackedar
Re: Total Cholesterol good but dyslipidemia?

If I were you, I would ask your doctor, which test led to the diagnosis of Dyslipidemia.
If it was the standard lipid panel test of twelve months ago, I would be asking my doctor as to what has led...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-07-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By yackedar
Re: Total Cholesterol good but dyslipidemia?

Hi Molly,

You had your lipids tested twelve months ago and everything was not too bad. OK.

What tests have you had during the past twelve months that prompts your doctor to diagnose...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Good to see you have made so many positive changes Lostwind.

Let's see if nature's proven naturals produce positive changes to your lipid ratios as well as your current positive physical well...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By yackedar
Re: Statin induced Diabetes and ext. High choleterol

Besides lousy diets, lack of exercise and hypercholesterolemia, the root cause of elevated cholesterol levels is inflammation, caused by household chemicals, toxins, exhaust fumes and anything else...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By yackedar
Re: Omega3 Fish Oil

Hi Lorrieduke,

In answer to your question, yes, it does.

I have to disagree with the LDL reduction as stated in the previous post.

Many human studies have concluded that omega-3 fatty acids...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-14-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholesterol Status - Anything to worry?

Hi Aathira and welcome to the board.

Your husband's TC works out at 261....and his ratios are:

TC/HDL = 7.46...(ideal = <4.5)
LDL/HDL = 4.8 ...(ideal = <3.2)
Trigs/HDL = 8.37 (ideal = <2.0)...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By yackedar
Re: My cholesterol readings

Hi J65 and welcome to the board.

That HDL increase is very impressive and has definitely not been achieved by taking a statin. Your initial ratios were fine but now they are outstanding. Well...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By yackedar
Re: could i have blocked arteries

That's what I've been trying to do rainbowsrock for the past five years. I've got some posts on here saying what I eat and drink.

Yack
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By yackedar
Re: could i have blocked arteries

Chetansha,

Yes, what you need is a Doppler echocardiogram. Basically a modified Ultrasound machine that is fairly accurate when a 'dye' is injected into the blood stream.

I had a 95% blockage...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By yackedar
Re: could i have blocked arteries

Hi Chetansha,

Do you get the chest pains upon exertion? ie: walking up inclines or upstairs, rapid movements etc.

I used to get that pain daily upon getting up in the mornings and exertion...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-04-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By yackedar
Re: leap in LDL- neuro will freak! PC not worried.

There is a test for LDL & HDL lipid particle size if you want to go down that avenue.
Particle size also applies to HDL.

Large bouyant HDL particles collect and return to the liver more LDL...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By yackedar
Re: leap in LDL- neuro will freak! PC not worried.

Hi Primalseals,

I am under a cardiologist and have been for over five plus years. Your cholesterol ratios, LDL and HDL are by far superior than mine, yet over the period since my heart attack, my...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-30-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By yackedar
Re: Newbie, LDL 168, otherwise healthy, now what

Hi beachplum

Yes, the tablets are fairly large, but can be broken into two fairly easily.
The extended release version releases the Monacolins into the blood stream slowly over time. Like a drip...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By yackedar
Re: Just received cholesterol reading...thought?

Your HDL is fine and well within the accepted range, as are all your figures.

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 10-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,770
Posted By yackedar
Re: Good Morning

That all depends on the dosage you are on.

Yack
Board: High Cholesterol 10-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By yackedar
Re: Need advice re statins

Hi rainbowsrock,

Be careful which brand you purchase.
One known to work is Nature's Plus extended release which is a standardized supplement.

Read my posts for further information.

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 10-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By yackedar
Re: Could I lower these numbers without statins?

Hi Cherilyn30,

Yes, possible, fairly easily.

Read my post no. 5 of this thread....
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/high-cholesterol/990557-high-cholesterol.html

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 10-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By yackedar
Re: Omega 6 & Omega3 ?

Best of luck on the Herrings.


Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 10-13-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By yackedar
Re: Omega 6 & Omega3 ?

Omega6 is pro-inflammatory and Omega3 is anti-inflammatory.
The typical western diet intake of Omega6 is around ten to fifteen times (depends on papers read) more than that of Omega3, which leads to...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Lostwind, just stay on track with the protocol you are now following and disregard the proven 'baby steps' comments. Two to three months until your next lipid panel is fine.

As I said, your Trigs...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-07-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Basically one of the fourteen known monacolins known as monacolin 'K' was the one 'cloned' by a drug's company and named Lovastatin, which is a weak drug. The FDA banned this ingredient because of...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By yackedar
Re: High cholesterol

Hi Lostwind,

At your young age, I would recommend that you DO NOT take any statin until a natural approach to lower your fairly high figures has not worked suffiently. Your TC is only 0.1mmol/L...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Posted By yackedar
Re: high dose omega 3

Way too much intake of fish oil.

A maximum of 3 grams per day is recommended. Making your blood nearer to the consistency of water, clotting is harder to establish with internal bleeding likely....
Board: High Cholesterol 09-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By yackedar
Re: Newbie, LDL 168, otherwise healthy, now what

Hi beachplum and welcome to the board.

In answer to your question...."Where can I find a resource for understanding those ratios?"
In the UK it's, The British Medical Association (BMA) that...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholestoral Confusion UK

Hi Jay85

In the first place, 5.5mmol/L (212.7mg/dl) is only slightly over the recommended 'high cholesterol' level.
However, 2.6mmol/L (100.5mg/dl) is quite low.
I don't want to alarm you, but...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By yackedar
Re: First Post help about Cholesterol

Hi PaulGall and welcome to the forum.

I cannot believe a professional would tell a patient such an untruth. What a load of waffle.
Whether you do or don't look after your body, it will adjust...
Board: High Cholesterol 07-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By yackedar
Re: Figuring out the numbers

Hi Molly and welcome.

Just one question for you at the moment.

Have either of your parents and/or grandparents knowingly had a history of Cholesterol issues?

Yack
Board: High Cholesterol 05-08-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By yackedar
Re: CoQ10

Hi Krissy,

Heres a post of mine from years back:

"By the age of @40 the human body only has about 65% of CoQ10 that it used to contain at age 20. By the age of @80 this level drops to 35%....
Board: High Cholesterol 05-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By yackedar
Re: CoQ10

Hi Tess
Long time no correspond.

Sorry, I thought I'd made a spelling mistake just then.

Ubiquinone is the fully oxidized form of Co-enzyme Q10 much of which is converted by the body into the...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By yackedar
Re: Gonna try the natural way- today is a new day

One easy solution...
Get your brand changed to either amlodipine, felodipine, or nifedipine.

Yack.
Board: High Cholesterol 05-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By yackedar
Re: CoQ10

'Healthy Origins' in the form of Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone. Been proved to work as have a few other well known brands.

Yack
Board: High Cholesterol 05-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By yackedar
Re: Gonna try the natural way- today is a new day

Hi Chrissy,

I believe there is an interaction of some calcium-channel blockers and a couple of brands of Statins. Verapamil is a known CYP3A4 inhibitor which increases the risk of statin...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-05-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By yackedar
Re: Gonna try the natural way- today is a new day

Congrats Hit80

Another satisfied member.
I would now lower the dose to 600mg once a day (2 x 300mg RYR) taken in the evening after a meal and have another fasting test after three months or so....
Board: High Cholesterol 12-15-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By yackedar
Re: Mixed results - Is my cardio risk high or low?

Hi Gop

Your calculated HDL is as below.

Your TC of 217 is BORDERLINE
Your LDL of 124 is NEAR OPTIMAL
Your HDL of 52 is NORMAL
Your Triglyceride of 207 is HIGH RISK.

The readings above on...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By yackedar
Re: Gonna try the natural way- today is a new day

Hi Hitman80

"I will be taking RYR at 2400 mg a day"

I really wouldn't advise taking this much per day as the dosage is well OTT.

If you are going to take RYR, take one that has proven to...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-23-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By yackedar
Re: My Dr Finally Agreed-Off Statin-Start Niacin

Personally, I believe you may have already placed your body into 'self destruct mode'.

Doses over 3 grams per day of niacin can produce serious side effects after prolonged use. Serious side...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-03-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By yackedar
Re: Red Rice Yeast, Metamucil, Oatmeal etc results

Jasil

A word or two of advice.
Maintaining low LDL cholesterol levels can lead to a greater increase in personal medical problems than a high count. High levels of large buoyant LDL particles do...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholesterol High meds the only way??

Hi Jasil and welcome to the board.

Your doctor has advised you fairly wisely, but I feel he is looking at the wrong target.

Your Total Cholesterol of 200 is borderline
Your LDL of 136 is...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-21-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By yackedar
Re: Cholesterol v. CPK number

I'll second everything that Rudiraven has said.

If on the other hand you need the reassurance of a statin, then tell your Doctor that you would prefer to be prescribed Zocor (Simvastatin) at the...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-10-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,014
Posted By yackedar
Re: What's The Best NON-Statin?

"BTW, Red Yeast Rice IS a statin, lovastatin to be precise. That's why it works for some people.

Oh and the best way to raise HDL is daily BOOZE. (Or 2000 mg. niacin, a fatal dose for me.)"

Hi...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,014
Posted By yackedar
Re: What's The Best NON-Statin?

Hi again Imacarbuff.

The answer lies in my most recent post and my posts of years gone by.
Just search for Natures Plus on this board.

Yack
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