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Your cholesterol panel does not look bad.
Your LDL should be around 70.
But 110 is not a bad number since you cannot tolerate statin.
And other cholesterol lowering medications do not provide any benefit by lowering cholesterol.
So, you can continue with healthy diet and lifestyle.
So I need to stop the once in while steak and butter and exercise more?? is 110 bad for the problems I have had
is 110 bad
You can consider niacin 50 to 100 mg daily to help with your cholesterol.
No it is not bad.
But it should be lower.
can you get niacin over the counter
and is there any bad effects from it??
yes it is over the counter
any interactions with other meds?? or bad side effects?? take it in morning with breakfast??
niacin can cause hot flushes, stomach upset commonly.
at low dosage it should be safe.
Also discuss with your doctor.
Yes I will I do not see cardio for a month so was wondering what i could do to bring it down some thank you
Watch your diet, increase fiber intake like benefiber,.
Ok guess i can cut out my one a month vanilla milkshake too but it will hurt
I eat lots of fruit like oranges and grapes that should help some shouldn't it
oh yes my glucose fasting was 88 that is good huh
yes all these are good.
and how about low fat popcorn that is my favorite Will tha help on fiber and also does it raise your cholesterol
yes it can raise your cholesterol also --so no low fat pop corn.
just corn should be fine
don't like corn
better to avoid for now
see these things would have been possible with a statin.
The fiber you are speaking of does that help with cholesterol and if so why
But since you cannot tolerate, there needs to be some sacrifices.
Yes it does.
Fibers lower cholesterol absorption in the intestine.
thank you very much for your time i will be leaving feedback as does the Beta Sitosterol ?? doesn't it I take one before each meal 375 mg each
to help lower absorption
Beta sitosterol also helps to lower your cholesterol.
So you can continue with that.
You can even increase the dose as tolerated.
thank you I will work more on this I am in no worry about already clogging my arteries with the 110 am I
no that is not likely.
thank you you have a great weekend