The OP doesn't have those available to her though.
I have triglycerides of 74, and an HDL of 29. I do want to point out that I was diagnosed with CHF at 27 years old,12 years ago. My triglycerides were over 200 back then.
The only number I have left to worry about is low HDL. My C-reactive proteins are in range, and have never been high. I have no plaque, and not a lot of inflammation. I do understand that inflammation is what causes cholesterol to stick to the arterial walls, so I started asking my doctor, who was a bit surprised. I would recommend that people get as much information as possible, and if something is on it, like creatinine, they should ask why it was tested. If your doctor was interested, and thought it worthy of testing, you should be interested too, and understand why it is important.
We watch the news, and we hear about total cholesterol, so we all know ours, but I can't imagine a doctor sitting there with a chart that said " Russell has a 104 cholesterol ", and nothing else. How would they make a decision? cardiac enzyme levels, as well as vitamin/ mineral levels, like your electolytes are also important. Most of us, know just a few of these, and worry about those few numbers, which is why we are lost when the doctor starts talking about them.
The doctors know that we are generally clueless, so they give us a goal, like getting below 200 mg/dl, or 150 for me. They are vague on how to do that though. Many people are following the advice given, but seeing little to no success. Yet they still don't question why?
If it isn't working, look for another solution. Doing 6 more months of the same, and expecting different results is not the answer.
Russell - current BMI 31.4
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 193.6