Today I received a call from my doctor reporting results from blood test. She stated my cholestrol was high.
Bad Cholestrol 178
I am on thyriod Levoxyl .05 for hypothyroidism.
I don't understand first of all and looking for infomation. Second I weigh 182lbs. I have just begun a diet of high protien/low carb approx 5 days ago and feel great. I could not lose weight eating lowfat high carb diet and was tired all the time. Having aches in muscles in left leg from hip down approx 1+ yrs. I exercise at least 3 times a week cardio and have recently added weight training twice a week. While walking the treadmil after 15 minutes my arches begin to cramp badly.
If you could enlighten me in any way or a make suggestion I would appreciate it.
These are the differnet types of cholesterol in your blood. The good cholesterol is HDL your level is 45. This can be raised with exercise, weight loss and control of insulin resistance or prediabetes. You are more likely to develope diabetes due to your weight.
Bad cholesterol 178 this should be below 130 in your case this is best done with medications such as statins. Your triglycerides should be below 150. this can also be done with diet, exercise and weight loss.
As far as this high protein, low carb diet. This should be physician supervised as it might promote kidney dysfunction and renal failure if not supervised. I would also recommend a complete screening for diabetes with a test called a hemoglobin a1c.
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My husband and I have just had our cholestrol checked. Mine is 247 and his is 251. We have both lost some weight, walk 3-4 miles a day, try to eat low fat. We want to try to use diet and anything else before medication to lower it. If we cut out red meat and increase vegetables, will that lower it more? Also, how long should we do this before we have it checked again. We did not have a full profile done. Any help will be appreciated
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