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Woo hoo, I got my blood work back from my check-up. I'm happy to say my cholesterol (total) was 116!
 

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Woo hoo, I got my blood work back from my check-up. I'm happy to say my cholesterol (total) was 116!

Same as mine when I had it checked a few weeks ago.

It was well over 200 a year ago. I went on medication, and started eating oatmeal for breakfast, and a generally better diet.

If my cholesterol and triglycerides are just as low or lower at my next checkup, I'm gonna ask the doc about going off the medication. I really don't like taking any medication that isn't absolutely necessary.
 

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Same as mine when I had it checked a few weeks ago.

It was well over 200 a year ago. I went on medication, and started eating oatmeal for breakfast, and a generally better diet.

If my cholesterol and triglycerides are just as low or lower at my next checkup, I'm gonna ask the doc about going off the medication. I really don't like taking any medication that isn't absolutely necessary.

That's great. My mother has high cholesterol (definitely over 200), so it's good I don't. I actually ate oatmeal for breakfast this morning (with some earth balance (non-dairy margarine...has omega 3's in it), some maple syrup, and cinnamon).
 

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Same as mine when I had it checked a few weeks ago.

It was well over 200 a year ago. I went on medication, and started eating oatmeal for breakfast, and a generally better diet.

If my cholesterol and triglycerides are just as low or lower at my next checkup, I'm gonna ask the doc about going off the medication. I really don't like taking any medication that isn't absolutely necessary.

Statins are bad for you. Other than cholesterol I don't have anything else going on. I told the doc no pills for me.
 

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Statins are bad for you. Other than cholesterol I don't have anything else going on. I told the doc no pills for me.

I dropped my cholesterol 80 pts using digestive enzyme supplements. It was accidental trying to address stomach issues.
 

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My brother who's 15 years younger than me was on cholesterol meds until I talked him into taking up mt biking. Now he's a biking machine and off all his meds. Exercise truly is the fountain of youth.
 

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Just got a call from my doc, my most recent blood tests were in, turns out that I now have "low" cholesterol (40) and triglycerides (71). I asked her if I should start eating more Big Macs, she told me to continue to stay way from McDonalds, but to go off my meds instead.
 

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Eat more fiber foods to control your cholesterol level.
Take more fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts etc. to control the bad level of the cholesterol and support your heart.
 

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Eat more fiber foods to control your cholesterol level.
Take more fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts etc. to control the bad level of the cholesterol and support your heart.
 

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Last time I had a lipid panel done was last year.

Triglycerides 71
Total Cholesterol 164
HDL 86
LDL 75
VLDL 3
HDL/LDL ratio 1.9

Doc says those are excellent numbers and to just keep doing whatever I've been doing. Which in my case is a balanced diet, plenty of exercise, no smoking and alcohol only in moderation.
 

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Statins are bad for you. Other than cholesterol I don't have anything else going on. I told the doc no pills for me.
Statins can cause increased liver enzyme and blood sugar levels. That could lead to type II diabetes.
 
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