I have an LDL of 185 and an HDL of 46 with Triglycerides of 109. I have always had an LDL that seemed abnormal for my age, size and lifestyle, even when I was in my twenties. But recently, the numbers have moved significantly into the high category. I have read that this can happen with hormone shifts and also with thyroid issues.
I have hypothyroidism and am on medication for that. My blood pressure and heartrate are considered low. I am at a normal weight, exercise regularly (teach fitness classes), do not smoke, sleep 9 hours each night and eat healthily (try to follow the Mediterranean diet), etc. My doctor wants to put my on a statin but I do not wish to take medication, I am already taking medication for hypothyroidism and bio-identical hormones for perimenopausal symptoms.
I would appreciate any insight.