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High Cholesterol?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Anyone know info about this?
I had bloodwork done on Monday and my Dr's office already called back yesterday to give me the news. They didn't even say to work on diet and exercise just putting me straight on meds which has me worried. I was speaking to a nurse and not the Dr. I was stunned and didn't ask questions. I didn't even get numbers.
They said it and sent in the script.
Now I'm trying to figure this all out.

I'm still overweight and need to lose more and get back on track. I haven't been eating so hot the last few months but I've managed to maintain my workouts and my weight. I'm only 31 (well, 32 in Nov) and feel like this is a slap in the face after losing 75 lbs I'm NOW dealing with health issues?

To top it off I don't understand how cholesterol works. I get there good and bad and its what clogs our veins and causes heart problems. From there I am lost.

Eat healthy and workout and get better? *sigh*

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Oh, Happy Halloween.
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  • LADYCALICO
    Sparkpeople has excellent articles on improving cholesterol. Just type "cholesterol" in the Search Box at the top of your StartPage and all kinds of helpful information will appear. Please get a copy of your bloodwork. It is just as important to raise HDL as it is to lower LDL, so be sure to get both numbers from your doctor. You also need to know if your blood pressure, triglycerides, and blood sugar are also elevated--if so, you would benefit by reading about Metabolic Syndrome. Some people just have high cholesterol irregardless of diet and exercise and it would be wise to determine whether or not that is you. Best wishes for getting this problem diagnosed and hopefully corrected early.
    3115 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/31/2012 3:11:55 PM
  • no profile photo CD12534613

    And Happy Halloween back at you!

    It's a great day to get better: re - educated and re - dedicated!

    Right here on SparkPeople there is a near unreal amount of great information regarding the "highs" and the "lows" of cholesterol.

    There is information regarding HDL and the LDL cholesterols and what the suggested / recommended levels ought to be for healthy vs. average / nornal vs. the unhealthy levels.

    There is also information here on how one can alter or change those levels. If you read and take in all of this information and you apply it, you can change things around dramaticly. ((JMNSHO))

    (( IF you need additional sources of information, AFTER you take in all of the information here, I'd be happy to provide additional resource / reference links. ))

    In addition, AND First of ALL, I would suggest that you have the physician's office send you a printout of the laboratory blood study results. On it ought to be the complete results plus the range of what values are recommended or suggested by that particular lab as being the normal / average / healthy range.

    Not having the lab results for your blood vs. the actual range for that lab is near meaningless.

    The idea that someone from an office would contact you and inform you that you are to go onto a particular medication for reducing your blodd cholesterol based on whatever your lab results were, without going into the specifics - seems rather bizarre to me. ((JMNSHO))

    FWIW - I have seen for others and I have myself received results, that when retested, pegged entirely differently.

    You mention in passing that you have NOT been taking appropriate attention and care with your nutritional intake for quite awhile. After you recive the actual results and study them vs. the norms, you will be in a great place to start changes for the better.

    Best of everything.


    3115 days ago
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