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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-04 03:22 PM
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Anyone here have high cholesterol???
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Just found out today my overall level is 243 and my triglycerides are 305 (the upper limit on that is 149!!!).

Since I was 18, I've had doctors griping at me about it, but it bothers me now (I am 33).

I'm a non-smoker, have LOW blood pressure, am in pretty decent health. My grandmother always had high cholesterol and had a heart attack at 42. She had to have artificial heart valves put in and she ended up dying of heart disease, so I know I have to take this seriously.

They told me lay off saturated fat and cholesterol as much as possible, stop blowing off my workouts so much and come back in six weeks to check it again.

Sound like good advice? I've been googling this on the internet. Planning on powerwalking four times a week.

Sigh.
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  -Anyone here have high cholesterol??? Moonbeam_Starlight  Aug-17-04 03:22 PM   #0 
  - Better diet and exercise? Good advice. However...  MercutioATC   Aug-17-04 03:24 PM   #1 
  - Ech.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:25 PM   #2 
     - It is probably for life, but honestly.....  vi5   Aug-17-04 03:28 PM   #8 
  - I'm 34 and have also struggled with it.....  vi5   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #3 
  - Do you eat meat  Spinzonner   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #4 
  - I am a semi-vegetarian  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:27 PM   #7 
     - cheese, butter and eggs  Mara Steele   Aug-17-04 03:30 PM   #12 
     - Yeah dammit  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:32 PM   #13 
     - There are oyher dietary measures  Spinzonner   Aug-17-04 03:32 PM   #14 
     - I'm a vegetarian, well, sort of, because I do eat seafood.  RebelOne   Aug-18-04 09:22 AM   #49 
  - Mine fluctuates between 150 and 180  nini   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #5 
  - statin drugs  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:26 PM   #6 
  - First of all  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:28 PM   #10 
     - over the counter  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:35 PM   #21 
     - Oh my gosh  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:38 PM   #24 
        - motivation  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:42 PM   #32 
        - Been on statins for 10 years.  trof   Aug-17-04 04:02 PM   #40 
     - The following link to Dean Ornish addresses your situation.  Hoping4Change   Aug-17-04 03:56 PM   #37 
  - What are you eating?  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 03:28 PM   #9 
  - Eh.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:33 PM   #16 
  - Time to do something about it  nickinSTL   Aug-17-04 03:29 PM   #11 
  - I'll ask my doctor about  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:37 PM   #23 
  - Yes, diet and exercise can help. But this may not be enough...  Westegg   Aug-17-04 03:33 PM   #15 
  - Wow  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:34 PM   #19 
     - I didn't mean to bring you down! What I wrote was just MY experience...  Westegg   Aug-17-04 04:23 PM   #41 
  - Try some foods to help lower your cholesterol  Kadie   Aug-17-04 03:34 PM   #17 
  - I'll try those  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:35 PM   #20 
  - Here is a little info on Flax - link  Kadie   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #26 
  - Flax seed - Grind up some flax in a coffee grinder  Medialize   Aug-17-04 03:49 PM   #35 
  - The Atkins paradox  SarahBelle   Aug-17-04 03:34 PM   #18 
  - What did you mean "the Atkins paradox?"  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-17-04 03:36 PM   #22 
     - The Atkins diet doesn't limit fats.  MercutioATC   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #27 
     - It's the sugars in "low fat" foods I tell ya  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 03:55 PM   #36 
     - I do though  SarahBelle   Aug-17-04 03:41 PM   #31 
  - Triglycerides are related to your intake of sugar and alcohol  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 03:39 PM   #25 
  - Funny you should ask.  Nite Owl   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #28 
  - If you are part of the 25% of the population that can handle Niacin  papau   Aug-17-04 03:40 PM   #29 
  - My Triglicerides Were So High They Couldn't Measure Them!!  CO Liberal   Aug-17-04 03:41 PM   #30 
  - I had this problem  hackwriter   Aug-17-04 03:43 PM   #33 
  - maybe  FDRLincoln   Aug-17-04 03:47 PM   #34 
  - Diet is everything.  onebigbadwulf   Aug-17-04 04:01 PM   #38 
  - TG = sugar  KurtNYC   Aug-17-04 04:24 PM   #42 
  - Um....  onebigbadwulf   Aug-17-04 05:29 PM   #44 
     - Lean meat has nothing to do with triglycerides  KurtNYC   Aug-18-04 10:26 AM   #50 
  - refined sugar  nickinSTL   Aug-18-04 09:15 AM   #47 
  - If you exercise  jaredh   Aug-17-04 04:02 PM   #39 
  - Lipitor 10 mg  bearfan454   Aug-17-04 04:26 PM   #43 
  - You can change your levi's  r_u_stuck2   Aug-17-04 05:38 PM   #45 
  - I've been taking cholesterol meds for a while now ...  tlcandie   Aug-17-04 05:38 PM   #46 
  - My last tests said 154  MissMillie   Aug-18-04 09:16 AM   #48 
 

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