Maybe this should be on a different forum, in which case please help me out by saying where. Cholesterol forums are no use whatsoever because they only discuss statins and lowering levels. Obviously I have never taken statins(!)
My cholesterol is always too low and I am at a loss as what to do to increase it. The world is obsessed with lowering blood lipids and nobody seems to care about those of us with deficient levels. Here are my test results from two weeks ago:
Total cholesterol 129 (150-200) mg/dl LOW
Triglycerides 44 (50-200) mg/dl LOW
LDL 83 (<190)
HDL 34 (>40) LOW
LDL/HDL quotient 2.45 (<4.0)
I have been working on raising my triglycerides by drinking more alcohol. This has helped, they were 29 before. I have drunk a glass of wine a couple of times a week instead of once every few weeks.
But recently I had to stop because alcohol triggers my asthma and I have had bad asthma for weeks now.
I also have my zinc deficiency back and have low potassium:
Zinc 4.5 (7.3 - 7.7) mg/l LOW
Potassium 1663 (1750-1850) mg/l