Are you being treated for Low HDL (Good) Cholesterol?

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-05-14 22:45:37 -0500
Started 2012-05-13 00:03:53 -0500

While most docs and patients focus on high LDL (bad) cholesterol it has been known for some time that low HDL (good) cholesterol is an independent risk factor for heart disease. I was one of those patients who had low LDL cholesterol so my doc told me I was safe but never even mentioned my HDL cholestrol was low as well.

Unfortunately, there are not as many ways to treat low HDL as there are to treat high LDL. Has your doctor discussed your HDL cholesterol with you? If so, how are you treating it? Your experience, could help many community members so please chime in!

HH


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berrykins0
berrykins0 2012-05-14 07:45:08 -0500 Report

just my results in the mail my hdl is59 my ldl is 68 my triglycerides are 62 i have increased on eating more nuts in my diet within the last yr by eating them at breakfast time 1 serving then still eating another serving throught the at my snack like was before. still keep on eating 3 servings of fish a week trying make to have at least 1 or 2 be salmon or tuna or herring these have a good amount of omegas in them. this plan seem to help improve my hdl total about 20 points

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-05-14 22:45:37 -0500 Report

berry,

Those are all great numbers. Keep up the good work. What did your doc say or advise you about your numbers? What treatment do you feel contributed the most to those numbers?

HH