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My Lipid check up results

Following my bi-annual check up, my results are:

T. Chol 4.4 mmol, Trg 1.1 mmol, HDL 1 mmol, eGFR 45ml, fasting glucose 8 mmol.

Meds: Artovastatin 40mg, Bisoprolol 1.25mg, Amlodipine 5mg, Aspirin 75mg.

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What are your thoughts hansi?

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I had a look at few of your posts in other group as well.

I am afraid you need to discuss you blood test results and your medication with your GP or your consultant! How about life style change?

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What do you mean? Those are fairly good results

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Personally, I would consider the fasting blood glucose the main area in need of focus; not the surrogate markers of lipid levels.

You are right to seek advice from your GP and lipid consultant, because based on your fasting blood glucose your health will deteriorate.

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Please read this article, there may be a grain of information on it. There are medical people in my circle of friends, when we get together for dinner I take small quantity and also so no to some food! The medical people answer is ,OK,I can eat what I want because I am on medication, I am not sure if it is the correct way to address health.

dailymail.co.uk/health/arti...

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Yeah, well firstly it's the DM which prints a lot of rubbish, and secondly, I don't like grapefruit anyway, and I'm not really influenced by the press, but I prefer to take the advice of my GP and lipid consultant because everyone is different.

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Prior to the statins, my levels were:

Total Cholesterol 5.9mmol, Trig:1.7mmol, HDL 1.3mmol, Fasting Glucose 7.2 mmol. My GP took me off Fenofibrate and put me on a statin because it was causing problems with my kidney function. What is CoQ10?, my last HBA1C was 47 and I am not on medication for diabetes.

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What is CoQ10??? I prefer to rely on the advice of my GP and lipid consultant and not to heed newspapers articles as they seem to change their minds from day to day.

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Why are you asking questions on this forum when you've said that you "prefer to rely on the advice of my GP and lipid consultant"?

And when did I say anything about "newspapers"?

Please "rely on the advice" of your GP and lipid consultant - and ignore the information that I offers you - which I've since deleted.

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I wasn't asking questions! I was making a statement, and the newspaper I refer to was provided by your link.

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You are on a Cholesterol forum, posting questions and wanting answers. Do you not realise that your previous reply had been, at the very least, somewhat unappreciative of the time and energy that it takes strangers to respond to questions on this forum?

Why are you asking questions IF, as you stated, you prefer to "rely on the advice" of your GP and Lipid consultant? Why should I bother to reply to your questions and provide information, when your GP and Lipid consultant are apparently so fantastic at answering your questions that you have ended up here on this forum to ask questions?

And, NO... I did NOT give you a link to a newspaper!

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Co Q10 is a co-enzyme that, because of the way statins impair liver function, the synthesis of is also impaired, with potentially severe side-effects webmd.com/heart-disease/hea...

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Bottom line- Blood glucose test and HbA1C, blood cholesterol and blood pressure numbers has to be analysed by HCPs. Any advice and guide lines has to come from doctors or GPs or consultants.

Doctors, consultants do spend a very long time to get qualification and experience.

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