Got diagnosed with atherosclerosis in November. Have a blockage of 70%in my LAD. I am very fortunate in that I am asymptomatic. There was a spell where i had bad indigestion type pain but since following a plant based wholesome diet I can honestly say I feel tonnes better. Thank God.
My chlosterol was 5.9 now 4.5. Lost 30 pounds in fat and exercise run/ speedwalk at least 3 times per week. Been to see my consultant and he suggests I take statins. To help with lowering my LDL and also stabilize my plaque in my arteries. I am really gutted as I truly thought he would be so pleased with my progress that he would say continue with my diet and exercise routine and lets monitor your progress.
Have heard a lot of negatives about statins and just do not know what to do. I have truly learnt now about bad eating habits and not exercising and I have totally changed. Will this not be enough to stabilise my heart disease? Thanks for reading. Any advice would be really appreciated. All have a great day!