|11-20-2014, 01:54 PM||#1|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New Orleans
Stats: no ideaaa what I weigh:)
Start Date: did Atkins successfully in 2010.Got to goal.
Just got blood work results
How are THESE numbers? Doc says I could start a cholesterol MED or I can fix it with diet and excersize? Id prefer the latter
|11-21-2014, 10:40 AM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: Jan 2014
After my experience with 3 difference meds for cholesterol, I will never take another one. I had horrible leg and back pain on each of the three they tried. I couldn't even drive my legs hurt so much.
Your total does seem high, but as we know, you could have the large type of chop. which is not bad compared to the small type. What were your trigs?
|11-23-2014, 09:35 AM||#3|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jun 2002
Gallery: Stevie Renee
Start Date: July 2000
Your ratios are as follows with what you posted:
Total divided into HDL: 4.59. Idea for a woman is 4.4 or below. Best way to correct is lower trigs and raise HDL.
However, HDL at 59 is very good!
LDL divided into HDL: 2.98 ( Ideal 4.4 or below for carotid plaque) Looking good here.
If you get your trigs; ratio goes as follows: trigs divided into HDL. 2 or below is ideal. 4 is high and 6 is "danger".
Are you adding extra fat like coconut oil or MTC oil each day to coffee or anything? That jacked my numbers up.
I would commit to more exercise, break a sweat! And of course, good ol' low carbing. Go back and test 6 to 9 months and see whats up.
These - in my humble opinion - are not screaming "take statins!" Especially for us women.
Hope that settles your nerves a bit.