Hi. I'm new to the board. I did post a few days ago but my post has vanished so I apologise if this is a duplicate post.
I'm a 36 year old female. I had my cholesterol tested 2 years ago after my mum's brother had a heart attack due to high cholesterol. He was otherwise fit and healthy. We were all advised to get tested. My mum and her sisters all had high cholesterol as did some of my younger cousins. Everyone should on statins now.
My result came back at 5.9 but my gp said that was fine. 2 weeks ago I had it tested again due to the family history I insisted we didn't wait 5 years. He retested and my results were as follows
Total cholesterol 6.9
Serum HDL - 1.6
Serum LDL - 3.8
My gp said he isn't concerned and he did a risk assessment and out of 10 I scored 0.5. He wants me to go on a low fat diet. I already eat super healthy. I only eat chicken and tuna. No read meats. No friend food or burgers. I eat plenty of vegetables. He's told me to cut out cheese and fats. He will re test me in the autumn of this year.
I walk my dogs for 30 minutes every day and I do daily yoga. I am 5ft all and 119lbs. I am pretty healthy.
My thyroid recently became sluggish. My tsh was 5.35 and t4 11. 2 weeks ago at the rend test my tsh was 2.93 and t4 10.2. Gp isn't concerned despite my mum and her family having hypothyroidism. He said my tsh is now much better and he wasn't even concerned when it was 5.35 I the summer. The range is up to 5.5 here in the UK. I'm considering going private for that next test.
Any tips of lowering cholesterol? I'm having the plant sterol drink daily now and using the spread.