I'm a 64 year old male and about 6 months ago I was started on blood pressure medication (blood pressures ran about 150 / 90) and total cholesterol was high (running around 265). In six months I've lost 20 pounds (so far) and am working out regularly. Now my blood pressure is running around 111/72, and my total cholesterol is 115. So, it seems all is going pretty well. But, I'm concerned about one main think. My HDL is 32. I think that's way too low. Also, I think my blood pressure is running too low on the systolic. I really want to get off of the medications, as I'm eating right and working out regularly. Before I suggest this to my doctor (who I'm seeing in two days), I would like an opinion about my concerns. Do I have a reason to be concerned, particular about the HDL being too low. Thanks in advance.View Thread
My LDL is 65. And so, your response gives me some peace of mind. I'm following pretty much all the protocols in the articles attached, except that I'm purposefully eating 8 to 10 eggs a week, cutting way way down on processed foods, all in an effort to lower my cholesterol and trying to raise my HDL up some. So far, though, during this period (of about 2 months) Triglycerides went from 105 to 87, Total Cholesterol went from 120 to 115 (I had been at 269 eight months ago), HDL went from 37 to 32, and LDL went from 62 to 65. I guess now the real test is to see how my results stabilize after I reach my ideal level weight. I'm new to this site and just want to make the point that making this into a science project for myself about myself, has certainly raised my awareness and has benefited me greatly so far. The next step, of course, is to get off the medications ... and see what happens. Thanks again for your response.View Thread
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