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Surviving High Cholesterol

I've dealt with the perils of high cholesterol since I was 30. My LDL (bad) levels tend to go up about a hundred points with every decade of my age. Well, until now, I hope. I actually haven't had it checked since shortly after it reached 400. No insurance and no money for doctors, you know.

Anyway, back to the cholesterol...

Along with that 400 LDL, I had 20 HDL = and that's the scary part.

Also, I now have those tell-tale signs of cholesterol, a little lump that appears overnight on your eyelid and never goes away unless you conquer the cholesterol problem. Mine appeared in April of 2009 (yes, I remember when!). Fortunately, I wear glasses now, so its blatantly pushy place on my face is minimized.

Surviving high cholesterol can be difficult for some, especially those for whom the statin drugs do not work. Hello, that would be me.

However, the homocysteine levels in the blood seem to play an even larger part in determining who is most at risk for strokes.

In other words, high cholesterol doesn't have to kill you.

Here are some tips and facts for those friends who are surviving high cholesterol. I found this excellent read over at EveryDayHealth.com.

The 2013 cholesterol guidelines from the AHA recommend statin therapy — a medication that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood — for 4 groups of people:

  • Patients who have heart disease
  • Patients who have LDL cholesterol levels at 190 mg/dL or higher
  • Patients who are between 40 and 75 years old and have type 2 diabetes
  • And people between ages 40 and 75 who have a high risk of heart disease


Please follow the link to learn more about the dangers of High Cholesterol at  EveryDayHealth.com. Of all the articles I've read, this one is to the point, concise and easy to read along with tips and facts. 

To learn one of the ways we are surviving high cholesterol, take a look at http://www.ellies-whole-grains.com/flax-seed-and-cholesterol.html and think "fiber" and Omega3, which you can pick up right now at Amazon - where 2 day shipping is free for Prime members (see link at end of article).

Check out Now Foods Certified Organic Flax Seeds which has a 5 star rating!


Til next time I am forever...

Surviving High Cholesterol




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