Work with your doctor to create a prevention and treatment plan that's right for you. Whether or not you need cholesterol-regulating medication to lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, it is smart to make lifestyle changes which include eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke.
My nurse practitioner has recommended that I watch what I eat, less saturated fats and sweets. We had not discussed my recent weight loss during this appointment because I was there to do my “silly human tricks” as a neurology patient. I will continue to make lifestyle changes, not just for weight loss, but for heart health too now.
American Heart Association
Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) (pdf) National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)
March 14, 2010
Weight: 258.2 lbs
Blood pressure: 124/76