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you ratio is good, but I would want to know your HDL
and your LDL
if your LDL is over 100, that might be your doc's concern, or your HDL less than 40
hdl is52 and ldl130
so you HDL is ok
it could be higher, but if you are exercising than it is what it is
but my LDL
and your LDL is a little higher than it should be
my genetics are good parents to 90
that is the one thing that statin meds can do, lower your LDL
so maybe you should get a second opinion
that is as good as anything
you have a point with an HDL over 50
and a ratio of 4.1
I would also say that you might consider a newer statin, if you decide
to take one
there is a new med out by Lilly
that is a statin with less side effects, like muscle pain is much less
it is called Lovalo, hang on
I will get you a webpage on it
Are there holistic methods to lower the LDL
there are ways
other than diet
like adding specific B vitamins
Niacin is common, but it has some side effects like flushing
there is green tea extract
and some others, hang on
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and maybe that is a good idea with your numbers, see if you can get your LDL fraction down over the next few months
So that was my questioin how long does it take and how oftern should I get a blood test?
any change, you need to wait around 3 months then recheck
that is what I do, it has to do with turnover of fats as there is a equilibium that you make
any other questions?
Not at this time. Thank you
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