High Cholesterol with LCHF
I have just received my latest lipid results and they are:
My doctor wants to put me on statin but i am refusing as my HDL and Triglycerides are ok and since LDL is a calculated number. I cannot afford an LDL particle test as it has to be done outside my country. I feel my health is much better now with LCHF and don't want to quit LCHF.
I need to discuss my numbers and may be improve diet accordingly but its difficult if not impossible to get an RD or physician who believe in low carb diet here where i live. Does anyone know of someone i can chat with to give me some guidance
it is not unreasonable to ask for a direct LOL test before medication.
I feel for you on this. not sure what to suggest. just remember no matter what the dr. says, they are not holding you down and forcing you to take the pills.
best of luck
Actually, your HDL is low for both sexes (especially for a woman). Your LDL-C is quite high but an LDL-P test would give you a much clearer picture. Since that's not doable, would you consider taking an OTC Niacin, like Slo-Niacin, (which is the best OTC I've read about)? If you do try Niacin, don't take a "No Flush" type as they're useless. Or you can try Red Yeast Rice which is also a supplement which works similar to a statin. Even with low carbing, this can be a genetic issue which wouldn't be helped much by diet anyway.
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