Just received my annual blood test for Cholesterol and I need some good advice rather than goes on medication. Dr. didn't alarm me nor call me just noted on my result that my result elevated to 255 above normal 200. recumbent increase exercise, weight loss and decrease fatty foods. recheck in 2 months. My result is below. I am an asian male, 43, 5ft 7 weight 162lbs (goal for this month is 155) and pretty fit with regard to muscle and being tone. I exercise daily more circuit and high pace basketball game once a week.
Total cholesterol: 255 (normal high: 200) <<< at risk triglycerides: 129 HDL: 52 LDL:176 (normal high: 100) <<<at risk T. chol/hdl ratio: 4.8 (normal high: 5.0) <<<at risk? Non-HDL: 202 (normal high 129)<<at risk?
I need some AWESOME advice. I can change my diet very quickly and fast very quickly with veggie and vitamins (omega 3 & Vitamin
My questions is if i am NOT on med am I a walking time bomb for a STROKE or a HEART ATTACK? (if i change my diet and increase my cardio exercise)
I been reading on Med and it is not good risk w/ all the side affect on muscle, liver and kidney.
Thank you and i hope the answer help people in my situation!
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