Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. - what can be done?

Me and my sisters are suffering from Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. I am 53 years old, very active, working full time, jogging, zumbaing and whatever activity is there, I am always there..but my cholesterol remains on 6 - 7 mg.which is high..I was on statins 20 mg, but it used to make me depressed and tired. so I reduced to 10 mg. and I feel better. my last check was at 6 (with 10mg. for two weeks)..I will have to check my next level if its within 6 or so with 10 mg. how can you help with some advice? many thanks...am scared of stroke, etc

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  • articles.mercola.com/sites/...

    please try this it works for me

  • thanks Suki!

  • please keep me up to date if you try it and how you get on i hope it works for you and any other people you know .I just want other people to stay away from statins and get better without the hassle and pain that i have gone through good luck naina123

  • I will, thanks Suki. if yours is dietary related, then its easy to reduce it with some dedication and commitment, mine is hereditary..so there is no stopping to it. all the best...and I will keep you informed.

  • no i cant control it with diet alone or it would have been easy ,mine is hereditary

    thats what im saying intermittent fasting does work diet change doesnt

  • oh thats what I have also...fasting doesnt help me cos I am hypoglycemic...not diabetic, but my sugar levels goes down..lets see if this 10mg. i am taking,works...all the best

  • You may not be diabetic, however hypoglycaemia is an indication of potential carbohydrate metabolism dysfunction. Carbohydrate is also the primary driver for triglyceride formation; a backbone of carbohydrate (glyc-) combines three fatty acids to form a molecule.

    Glycosylation of haemoglobin is a high risk factor for stroke and CHD.

    The remedy is to control your carbohydrate intake. Keep your carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions. uk.sitestat.com/diabetes/we...

    Eat low GI carbs glycemicindex.com/

    Make up the balance of your meals with natural, additive-free, unprocessed protein and fat foods such as meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, cheese, coconut oil, palm oil (not hydrogenated), olive oil, butter, ghee, duck fat, goose fat, and lard.

  • My advice would be to keep your statin dose as low as possible although it might bring you into conflict with health professionals who want your TC lower. 6-7 is not bad at all, sometimes your genetics are just against you. Sometimes we all have to see the bigger picture, bad side effects, risk of CVD etc etc and then come to what feels right for you. Not easy I know because I've done it.

  • thanks Aliwally, for your advice...appreciate...I am on 10 and lets see how it goes...all the best :)

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