Hi just recently returned from my GP appointment feeling confused, anxious and frustrated . My fasting blood test results are back and they have kinda shocked me .I had gone originally due to my high blood pressure readings that were averaging out about 135/95 which had me concerned.. but worse was to come my blood test was showing a rise in my cholesterol from 5.3 to 5.9. What shocked me was I honestly thought their would be a healthy drop in the cholesterol count as I stick to a healthy life style . I am 57 male with a bmi of 24.4 32in waist 5ft 6in , have stuck to a intermittent fasting for over 7 month, eat healthily , do a 35 min speed walk every day, non smoker non drinker. So from feeling in rude health, my GP is now asking my to start taking 50mg losartan potassium for my high bp and 20mg lipitor for the cholesterol and told it must be my genetics at fault. as I had hit the three markers that put me at high risk age , high bp and high cholesterol. I tried to ask if their was alternatives ways of dealing with it . As I can,t do anything about age. I asked could I just take the bp meds and try to get the cholesterol down naturally by soya stenol drinks , stenol spreads , porridge rather than start on statins for the rest of my life, or maybe wait till the next blood test as their must be margins of error within tests . How we have left it is I have taken the two perscriptions started the bp meds and to think on about taking the statins My question is I really don,t want to start statins as I have read so much bad reviews and problems people take, I am looking for the alternative if their is one, as my GP seems inflexible or is strictly sticking to guidelines and if I get my bp straight 5.9 does,t seem to high that other methods couldn,t reduce it . Thank you
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