. Total cholesterol 5.9, triglycerides 0.9, HDL 2.2, LDL 3.3, ratio 2.7.
Would the subsequent summons for the NHS Health Check have been as a direct result of the test do you think? The nurse who did the health check told me that one of the drs said the total cholesterol was too high but another said the HDL numbers made up for this. Unfortunately the check revealed stage 2 high blood pressure which frankly I'd rather not have known about. I'm 70yrs and female and fit and well, non smoker and not overweight. I'm feeling very cross that I have been part of a box ticking culture. I have a gut feeling that the dr who said my total was too high sent me the summons for the health check having been thwarted for not getting me on meds [statins?] for the cholesterol. I have a distinct feeling that anyone caught in the net of the health checks is money for the practice. Tell me please if I'm right or wrong. I wish I'd ignored the whole thing and just not known.
Also when give the stage 2 blood pressure I resolved to improve things myself, specifically cutting out salt.6 weeks later things were worse, not better and am now on Ramipril 2.5 and the numbers are looking better. Does anyone know how long it takes for cutting out salt in the diet to have the desired effect?