• over 2 years ago

    Cholesterol

    Hello friends,

    I am a 32 y/o male with no history of heart or cholesterol issues. I had a lipid panel done three months ago and the doctor wanted to put me on Rosuvastatin because my LDL was "elevated". I wasn't surprised by this and I admit I had gained some weight in the past couple of years and my overall activity level decreased, but I had recently gotten back on my diet/daily exercise plan. I went from 176 lbs in May to 161 lbs currently. I told him I wanted to continue my plan to see if I could control the LDL on my own without statins and he said just to come back in three months.

    Here are the results from my lipid panel currently, compared to 3 months ago:

    Total Cholesterol went from 197 to 167
    Triglycerides went from 126 to 96
    HDL went from 46 to 39
    LDL went from 126 to 109

    As a side note, BP and Glucose are fine...no history diabetes or high BP problems.

    The doctor still wants me to take the statins. Is it because of the HDL reduction? I feel like the LDL reduction is significant and confirms that I can control this on my own.

    I'm still resistant to taking the statins and do I really need it? What would you guys recommend as an alternative course of action to help raise the HDL?

    Thanks so much in advance.

Responses

  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Cholesterol

    Go on low dose statin you'll get there need to get HDL up a bit
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Cholesterol

    Try OTC Cholestoff Plus. It has plant sterols and stanols which lower your cholesterol. I've been using for the last 3 years after having a heart attack and having super bad reaction to numerous statins. Talk to your doctor first.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Cholesterol

    Before anyone follows directions from their doctor to take statins I suggest you visit www.spacedoc.com . You may just come away with some ammunition to refute your doctor's obsession with statins.
      • over 2 years ago
        I refused to take them. I felt completely and totally terrible when on them. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning every muscle in my body hurt.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Cholesterol

    I had a similar talk with my doctor. I did not want to use statins. I ran into a friend who tried the Keto Diet. It lowered his blood pressure and cholesterol. I was on low dose BP meds and was told to start using Statins. I found a web resourse called DietDoctor.com. I started the diet 6 months ago and am now off all meds and lost about 45 lbs. I also had some gut problems that almost immediately stopped. It has changed my life. good luck. I also use a site called ketoconnect.net for recipes.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: Cholesterol

    A final area of cardiovascular support provided by cranberry is its ability to help us lower our LDL-cholesterol and total cholesterol, while simultaneously helping us increase our level of HDL-cholesterol.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Cholesterol

    I hope you are doing well. Why did the HDL drop? any thoughts, even my HDL dropped from 49 to 33 in 3 months once I was put on low dose of statin.