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Old 12-01-2018, 14:02   #1
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Hi everyone,

Attached is my last three lipids panel starting in May 2018. Any thoughts on how to improve all of the results especially increasing HDL?

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I'm interested in this because I've been struggling to increase my HDL as well. It's been pretty resistant to improvement.

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I'm interested in this because I've been struggling to increase my HDL as well. It's been pretty resistant to improvement.
I thought I was going in the right direction when it increased to 48 in August but now it is back to where it was in May. I just looked at my blood work back to 2007 and it has never been above 51. I tried increasing my "so called good fats" avocado olive oil etc and it still went down from where it was in Aug. Yet my wife who is not diabetic and consumes much more carbs and a lot less fat than myself, has good lipids with good HDL numbers of 110! Not sure what else I can do. Maybe that is just the way my body works and just accept it.

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I've heard more exercise helps, so I bumped that up; didn't make a real difference. I've heard moderate alcohol consumption helps, so I used that as an excuse to enjoy a little more Scotch, but that didn't make a real difference either. Maybe I should just drink more Scotch (just kidding!).

One of my projects for this weekend is to look at my most recent lipid panel, including a pattern test. I want to know what the numbers should look like as my doctor is mentioning the "s-word" (statins) again. Just been too busy to give it a thorough examination.

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I know that when my blood sugar got out of control, my hdl went from the 90s to 60. How is your blood sugar control?

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I know that when my blood sugar got out of control, my hdl went from the 90s to 60. How is your blood sugar control?
It's been good for the last 6 months. My A1C has been 5.8% in August 2018 and 5.5% in November 2018.

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Only thing I see is that the HDL would be nice to come up some. Your triglycerides coming down have improved the trig/HDL ratio, being 2.0 or lower is good. Have you supplemented fish or krill oil. My cardiologist had me switch from fish to krill. I think coconut or MCT oil might help as well.

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Only thing I see is that the HDL would be nice to come up some. Your triglycerides coming down have improved the trig/HDL ratio, being 2.0 or lower is good. Have you supplemented fish or krill oil. My cardiologist had me switch from fish to krill. I think coconut or MCT oil might help as well.
I do not like any kind of seafood and that might be one of my issues. I do take Costco brand Wild Alaskan Fish 1400 mg two tabs daily. I have seen Krill at Costco. Maybe I will buy some next time. I have to admit that I have not been taking my coconut oil much since my last lipids panel in August.

My cardiologist and my primary doctor did try to put my on statins for the sole fact that I Type 2 but I refused. My primary does not have a problem with my decision and my cardiologist seems to be fine with it for now and said we can revisit it on my next yearly in July 2019. I will not reconsider my decision as long as my health remains the same.

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I may have linked this before, a good article.

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