Just want to pick your brains, anyone who’s interested.
My total cholesterol has increased in the last two years. These are the last three readings 5.2-5.5-6.0. I know 6 is borderline high; however, my HDL to total cholesterol ratio has always been good, present reading 2.83. My triglyceride levels are low, 0.69. BMI 22, blood pressure 110/70 ish. Diet fairly good, prefer fish over meat any day.
My GP has referred me to the in house Pharmacist for a chat🤔. May well be chat about diet, but I’m a bit cautious, in case this is to discuss starting statins. Last year I saw a different GP who said my cholesterol levels were ‘phenomenal’ for my age. I questioned this at the time, as the total cholesterol was 5.5, but she said it’s the ratio that matters, which was 2.7 then.
If I need to go on statins, fair enough, but I don’t want to take another drug unnecessarily. I’ve read so many different ways to interpret cholesterol levels, I’m slightly bewildered at this stage.
Appreciate any input.