Good afternoon from sunny Scotland
As many of you know this time last year I was in hospital with endocarditis and an AVR. At the time my cholesterol was check found to be slightly higher but my cardiologist was happy that I did not need statins or to change my diet as he know that my diet was pretty good.
One year on and I have made a great recovery, I exercise more than I ever did, generally eat a healthy diet and am not over weight , drink very very moderately (thanks warfarin) and don't smoke. I have had some annual routine blood tests and my cholesterol is very high now. I have to have further blood test s and see my GP who I suspect will put me on statins.
My question is do things like bennecol help reduce cholesterol levels. I always ate lots of fruit and veg but am going to decrease meat and cake. Any advice gratefully accepted. Mary