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kris85
12-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Hi all,

I'm just after some advice..

I'm a 30 year old female with high cholesterol, my numbers are:

total: 247
LDL: 170
HDL: 70
Trigs: 44

My cholesterol has always been high, since it was first tested ages ago - I've managed to lower it a little once naturally but it didn't seem to last. I'm seeing a new doctor as I have moved and she freaked about these results wanting to put me on meds. I flat out refuse. After doing my own research I believe having high cholesterol but good ratios is not a dangerous thing.

I also have low/normal blood pressure, no family history of heart disease (however my dads side a lot do have high cholesterol), I exercise regularly, eat fairly well (a little too much sugar admittedly but am trying to be healthier) and just a little bit overweight - but just had a baby 4months ago so in the process of losing it.. also don't smoke, don't drink much.. etc

So am I right in thinking my numbers are ok - they just always have been high no matter what I do, but my ratios are fine. Of course I would like my LDL lower but I don't know if its a big deal or not? I would ask a professional but they just seem hell bent in the drug option.. not so keen on that!

Thanks :)

kris85
12-18-2014, 11:01 PM
just also want to add for what it's worth - I'm currently taking krill oil every day & I am still breastfeeding but in the process of stopping

tess201
12-19-2014, 03:52 AM
You do not have high cholesterol. Apparently your doc is going only by your TC, but when you figure the ratios (as should be done!) your numbers are actually below the suggested values. It is irritating to me when these docs continually use scare tactics to push statins and often on people who do NOT need them. So I would say, follow your instincts, as I think they are right on!

Tess