My Cholesterol Numbers

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My Cholesterol Numbers

Postby CKG » Sat May 08, 2010 2:54 pm

I was taking Altoprev (statin drug for cholesterol), Lovaza
(Prescription fish oil for triglycerides), and avalide (for high blood
pressure). Early last summer I started my Phase 1 which was to quit taking
Altoprev (much to the strong disapproval of the PA I see) and in
November 2009 had blood work with the following results.

My Nov 09 bloodwork results
Total Cholesterol: 248
HDL (good cholesterol): 37
LDL (bad cholesterol): 154
Triglycerides: 258

Their "standards" versus my results
Total Cholesterol: they want it between 125 and 200, mine was 248
HDL (good cholesterol): they want it over 40, mine was 37
LDL (bad cholesterol): they want it less than 130, mine was 154
Triglycerides: they want it less than 150, mine was 258

So you can see all of my numbers were bad for the November bloodwork.

I had not been watching my diet and my weight was up so I was
discouraged and I can't remember my trig. ever being below 250 so. I
resolved to put more effort into reducing my carbs, increasing my
protein and eating good fats plus I added Fish Oil (over the counter)
and Niancin (1500 mgs Slo-Niancin) to my regime. I had blood work last
week and got the results today.

My April 2010 bloodwork results
Total Cholesterol: they want it between 125 and 200, mine was 183
HDL (good cholesterol): they want it over 40, mine was 49
LDL (bad cholesterol): they want it less than 130, mine was 109
Triglycerides: they want it less than 150, mine was 125

I couldn't believe it. I still keep thinking they mixed somebody else's
blood work for mine. Anyway Phase 2 (for me) is to increase my fish oil
(over the counter) and drop the Lovaza (prescription fish oil) as it is
very costly. What's funny is I've been doing pretty much the opposite of
what is recommended. The usual recommendation for lowering cholesterol
is to reduce fats (i.e. cut out the eggs, bacon...etc) and do cardio.
I'm not saying cardio has no value, but it is way overrated. A lot of
people are diligent in their walking, jogging, running, treadmill...etc
thinking it will give them fitness. Eating right and strength training
is the key and maybe a little walking. I work out on the weight machines
a couple of times a week and do virtually NO cardio and I eat at least
12 eggs a week; boiled and fried or scrambled in butter. My PA thinks
the Lovaza is responsible for the improvement in my numbers even though
I had been taking it for a couple of years with no noticeable results.


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