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My fathers cholesterol

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by aqualung, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. aqualung

    aqualung Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    As this is not about me and not related to diabetes I hope no one minds me posting this but I know this group is very knowledgable...my dad is on statins and I asked him to get a copy of his latest blood test. The results are
    Serum cholesterol 5.7
    Serum triglycerides 1.2
    HDL 1.63
    Non HDL 4.1
    Ldl 3.5
    Cholesterol/HDL ratio 3.5

    He is 80 years old. Any opinions? Thanks
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    can't see anything wrong with those.
     
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  3. aqualung

    aqualung Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That's what I thought too but the GP has told him to take statins and reduce his level by 40%. He is of an age where the gp knows best . I said I wouldn't take statins with those results but it's whether he will listen to me or not...
     
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    leking Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How long has he been on them? I mean, is that cholesterol level a result of taking the statins?
     
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  5. aqualung

    aqualung Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    He has taken them on and off but these results are without statins. It is quite hard to get all the facts as I don't live nearby and he has the start of dementia.
     
  6. dwnunder

    dwnunder Don't have diabetes · Active Member

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    If it was my father if he was still alive then I would certainly be telling him not to take them. Research from cardiologists say that the older you get the more cholesterol you need. It helps with the immune system which at his age could be faltering a little.
     
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