I am 66, slim, weight 9 stone and healthy but have been taking an omega 3 supplement and reduced my carbs/fat intake to lower my bad cholesterol. Having had a recent blood test I now see that I have managed to lower my triglyceride level OK and raised my good HDL cholesterol BUT my LDL (bad cholesterol) is still going up! Can I do anything to improve this? A few months ago my blood pressure suddently increased from c.106/65 to around 194/? whilst watching TV! I am now taking a small amount of Enalapril which has rectified this problem but am worried about the bad cholesterol. Should I be taking more exercise perhaps - I dance and do yoga 2x weekly but is this enough?
Diet modifications and a fish oil supplement are great approaches to managing cholesterol, but you make a great point that LDL cholesterol can creep upward despite our best intentions. It may be worthwhile to chat with your doctor about whether a cholesterol medicine would be appropriate for you, based upon the LDL measurement and your other risk factors for heart disease. Good for you for being so motivated!
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