If it were true that the higher the HDL the better then my mom would still be here.
She watch everything except her beer - She did not have high cholesterol but her HDL was above 50. She died from a massive heart attack at the age of 50.
So I am beginning to believe that if it is in your gene's which it is for me no matter how good my numbers are I will probably have something wrong with my heart. Right now I am hoping it stays at the CHF and goes no further.View Thread
CStar thank you very much - another question if I may
Is POTS something we were born with? or can it just show up? I was dx'd with it maybe around 2 yrs ago. No one even suggested testing for it until I was in the EP's office, when he tested my bp in the various positions. I also have been recently dx'd with LVDD and CHF could these cause the POTS?
It just just 2 weeks ago I had the passing out spell that made my PCP tell me to get the bp monitor. After I get the results from the heart monitor I will know more as to what Dr to see.
Again thank you very much for your help you aways give in depth explanations which are much appreciated.View Thread
I was dx'd with POTS 2 yrs ago when I began having fainting spells. I also had a severely compressed spinal cord which required a 7 cervical fusion 1 yr ago - which seemed to help in stopping the fainting spells.
Well, the spells are back to the point of passing out - just recently I had a 48hr heart monitor results should be in 7 to 10 days.
I was told to get a heart monitor to keep an eye on things - I am to use it sitting and standing - What is the best way to use it meaning: do I sit for 10 mins test then immediatly stand and test again or do I have to wait? My Drs were not clear on that do you know? Thanks for your help.Deb 56yrs old.View Thread