Ldl 130. Hdl 35. Mother had cabgx 3 at 61. I am 37 and got an ebct. My score was 23. I am trying a vegetarian diet. Should I also go on lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Statin needed. Your ebct indicates you have early vascular disease (>75th percentile for age, gender). Ldl cholesterol (ldl-c) is commonly used to "estimate" the number of LDL particles. However, because the amount of cholesterol carried inside LDL is so variable, ldl-c often underestimates ldl-p. When ldl-c and ldl-p differ cardiovascular risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. A minimal goal is ldl-p < 1000.
Ebct score 23 at 37 yrs. Ldl 130 HDL 35. Plant based diet, nuts some fish + Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg. Now LDL 44 HDL 32. Will fish oil help hdl? Next step?
Relax. Friend you are a divine creation not a machine -- be happy and grateful of your health then help others around you -- by the way fish oil benefit you more than raising HDL and you may not need to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) unless you have a high risk coronary heart disease profile -- discuss it with your doctor. Read more...