Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Well, they checked my cholesterol when i was in the hospital. I guess with 5 vials of blood, they tested everything. I went to the doctor's today for a follow-up, and go my numbers.
My total cholesterol went up to 142 last time from 104, and was back down to 105. My LDL had gone up to 72 from 51, and was back down to 53. My triglycerides were 197, and dropped to 128. All these were great,
The problem was the HDL. Mine was 29 last Feb., and last August went up to 33, which was the first time over 30. Now it is down to 26. My doctor said that in summer it will be higher, because on top of my exercise, I will be more active overall, She told me to just get back to losing weight, and keep doing my exercise. She suggested wine 2-3 times a week, but I do not consume alcohol.
With high BP, and diabetes, I seem to be able to control them. Eat a low salt, low carb diet, and no issues. My cholesterol numbers seem to be moving in the right general direction, but sometimes they drop, or spike upwards for no reason I can discern. I can't control it, and that bothers me..lol. I am happy with the numbers though, and hope the HDL pops back over 30 in August.
Have a great day.