Cholesterol Blues: Advice Needed
Friday, April 09, 2010
So I’ve been doing good so far. I’ve been losing like a pound or two per week. So far, I’ve lost 21 pounds since January 11 (24 since Christmas).
But then, I had my cholesterol checked today. The good news was that my total cholesterol had dropped from 218 to 190. After almost 3 months of exercising, my 175 LDL is now 147. However, despite my newly acquired healthy eating and exercise habits my HDL is a pitiful 32. Although my new HDL is an improvement from what it used to be, 32 is too low for comfort. When I went on real age.com, Dr Oz’s advice was to keep up with regular exercise, eat healthy and maybe try meds.
Considering the drop in the total (chol) and the LDL, I did not want to do Meds just yet. I thought that maybe I could keep up with my new healthy habit and have my numbers checked again after 3 months. Any thoughts? Advice?