• Tommy H Tommy H
    March 03, 2011
    High LDL-P
    Tommy H Tommy H
    March 03, 2011

    I am a 63 year old man and have the following blockages in my arteries: Middle Left-40 to 50 percent, Dig 60 to 70 percent, RCA  100 percent, OM2 100 percent.  Luckily, I have grown bypasses around the blocked arteries.  I have been under a cardiologist's care since my catherization.  I am on the following daily meds:Bystolic 2.5mg. , Niaspan 1,000mg, Crestor 40 mg, zetia 10mg, aspirin, 81mg, and take 1400 mg fish oil with 900mg omega 3.  my problem is that I cannot get my LDL-P lower than 1,000 regardless what I do.  I exercise 5 to 6 days a week at least 3 miles at 3.8mph and have altered my diet and my LDL-P is still @ 1258. My other results are: LDL-C 63, HDL-C 48, Triglycerides 55, total cholesterol 122, HDL-P (total) 29.6, small LDL-P 543, LDL size 20.7nm.Is there anything I can try to help lower my LDL-P? Thank you for your help. Thomas

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    March 03, 2011
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    March 03, 2011

    Hi Tommy,

     

    It looks like you are on track with what you've tried. I'm going to assume you've implemented the diet/lifestyle changse to promote a lower LDL level. . .if not, go back and complete those steps. What I recommend trying next is altering the dosage of some of your supplements/medications by working with your physician. Maybe you need a higher dose of fish oil or a better quality product. Maybe your niacin intake needs to be boosted.

     

    You may need to look and see if you have any nutrient/micronutrient deficiencies that may contribute. . .

     

    Sorry, no quick and easy answer. More a matter of trial and error to see what is gonig to work.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

     


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