After a visit to my G.P. today for a routine matter I was given a copy of a letter he'd received from the Lipid Consultant after our last consultation. It gave my blood results as
Cholesterol: 10.1 mmol/L
Triglyceride: 2.8 mmol/L
HDL-Cholesterol: 2.9 mmol/L
Lipoprotein(a) <57 mg/L (optimal ,300 mg/L)
The consultant had written "despite her high cholesterol concentration, she has a low
lipoprotine(a) concentration. When I asked my G.P. what this meant he admitted he
didn't really understand it.
Could anyone tell me what is meant by this as in previous blood results they haven't actually mentioned Lipoprotein(a).
I have been referred to genetic testing at last (mentioned in a previous post) but do not go back to see my lipid consultant until beginning of April. At the present time I am not on any medication due to very bad side effects from statins and Ezetimibe.
I have found this group to be very helpful and informative and would welcome, yet again, any advice and support you can give me.