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Trying to reduce my cholesterol!

Picola7777
Picola7777
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Hi Everyone - Female aged 61, result is 8.0! Trying to alter the numbers via losing weight, changing my lifestyle (doing the Everest Base Camp trek in March :-)))) and eating mega healthily! has anyone changed the numbers significantly by doing that? Next test is in December!

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KatyB

Try olive, 2 tablespoons a day. I mix it with a teaspoon of cider vinegar and pour over salad or dip bread in it. Mine came down from 9.1 to 5.4

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KatyB
KatyB
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Should have put olive oil!

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Picola7777
Picola7777
in reply to KatyB

Thanks so much! I'm following a healthy eating plan and exercising .... Haven't got FH as far as I know so trying to get it down naturally first!

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Picola7777
Picola7777
in reply to KatyB

Loving this! Also using extra virgin olive oil instead of butter etc on sandwiches ... prefer it!

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chris47
chris47
in reply to KatyB

How long did it take to reduce to 5.4. Perhaps i should try this

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KatyB
KatyB
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It was 2 months, had the first test in January and the second in March. I was advised to take statins so to keep the doctor happy, took them home but did not take them, just the olive oil, and fast walking.

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Picola7777
Picola7777
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Had the virgin olive oil with balsamic - a bit strong so will get some cider vinegar .... need to get on the walking! Thanks! :-)

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chris47
chris47
in reply to KatyB

I had statins also to keep the doctor happy but i have two different ones so far and i have had reactions to them so have not taken any more. Due to have another cholesterol test in January.

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sandybrown
sandybrown
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It is your body and you do what you want to do but not to please any one family or doctors! Who knows best?

My GP has been asking for me to go on statin, refused and went for few investigation, there is no need for medication. When I am in the gym my body can let me know my limits and I act accordingly. One life and I want to live to the full. Only time will tell.

I was given antihistamine medication 35 years ago for life to control allergy. This year my GP changed the medication and the medication gave me a lot of problems. I decided not to take the medication and I am a lot better, I have to watch what I eat and any sign of lip reaction I do not eat that food.

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Paul12

So many things to say...a) there is a correlation between HIGH cholesterol over the age of 60 and FALL in heart disease risk - please google it b) it is not total that is the key but LDL and even then it is really VLDL c) for peace of mind you might consider a PLAC test d) your health kick is all excellent

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Picola7777
Picola7777
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Thanks!

Off to GP to get the full numbers from previous test in early Sept .....Will update my query then! :-)

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Paul12
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Daveyboy77

Hi just keep what your doing, go for long walks eat the right foods keep away from alcohol. I use in the morning yaculk after having my breakfast and a benecol drink after lunch and the benefits from this is the amount of energy I have is a hell of lot more then I did before. Mybe it's my imagination or the pecibo effect by I find it has helped me with my cholesterol . In fact have a doctors appointment on Friday will let everyone know what mine is down too.

Good luck in march .

Keep well.

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Picola7777

Oh good luck with the test! I feel loads better already - no alcohol since 1st Sept as was doing a sponsored thing ... extended it for a month and now just haven't bothered to start again.... no thick heads!

Already lost a stone as needed to and carrying it up a mountain is a no-no!

Love my stanol drink. - mine is Aldi and not sugar free ... lovely as a substitute pud though ... otherwise fruit!

Onwards!!!!

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Daveyboy77

Luv a pud can't remember last time I had though. stick to rice !. Just remember when your on mount everest take a protein bar with you oats and honey . ..yummy.

Take care.

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Picola7777

I now have my results!

8 serum chol - oops!

2.09 HDL

5.9 non-HDL chol

3.83 Total. cholesterol/HDL ratio

So, I guess I have a problem?!!!!

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sandybrown

Discuss this with your GP and ask for a JBS3 risk analysis and explain to you what needs changing. Also the general health is also very important.

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Picola7777

All requested! Now test is starving and just after Christmas. Will let all know how I do!

Partner following healthy eating plan with me and had his cholesterol done - awaiting result!

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Picola7777

DOWN! 5.3 and now it's 4.1 .... fingers crossed mine will too!

Happy Xxmass everyone!

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Picola7777

Thank you, you have really helped!

Should I ask for my triglycerides to be tested? They weren't last time and not on the list this time either😊

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PeterWh
PeterWh
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Yes

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wynford

cholestral 7,3

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Picola7777
Picola7777
in reply to wynford

Okay - so better than mine but 'needs work' as they say! Good luck!

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Picola7777

Got my results:

HDL 2.25

Non-HDL 4.7

Total 6.9 ..... better but still so high!

Will IT continue to come down if I carry on with the exercise/healthy eating? There were four months between tests.

Feeling a bit disappointed 😔

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sandybrown

Reducing cholesterol is a very slow process, this can take time, wait for the next test in 4months or 8 months time, you will see the benefit. According to what I have read the total cholesterol is accurate, the calculated numbers can be out!

A doctor in this 70s can say in my time the total cholesterol number was 7.25 and today it is 5?

Continue with your exercise and healthy eating plan.

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Picola7777

Thanks Bala .... as it's still 6.9 I wonder if I should consider statins?

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sandybrown

Wait for a while, till your next blood test. There are other factors to consider.

Discuss it with your GP or a cardiologist, see if you can get a referral to go for a electro cardiogram and echo cardiogram.

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