You may want to discuss a comprehensive lipid panel with your doctor to investigate further into your cholesterol particle sizes. Here is information on lowering LDL cholesterol:
How to Lower LDL Cholesterol
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps
Thank you Lisa for the reply. I will mention this to my gp. One last question. I did forget to mention that I do have scleroderma (CREST syndrome) This wouldn't have an effect on it would it?
Yes, it's likely your scleroderma is having an impact on your heart health as well. Here's a post that may help explain the benefit of having a comprehensive lipid panel completed:
Can Cholesterol Really Be"Good" or "Bad"?