My HDL is also low but I’m not taking Crestor because I’m not convinced that cholesterol levels are that important. And my total was 180.
Statins are bad news for HDL. If you want to raise your HDL, I recommend eating lots of good fats, taking large doses of fish oil, aggressive strength training and my favorite, two glasses of red wine a day.
The “only” medication that could be prescribed for raising HDL is niacin, but unfortunately, niacin can raise your blood sugar and is rarely appropriate for someone who has diabetes.
Did you get your test results already for cholesterol? I also went last Wednesday to get that test done I will have to call my doctor for the results sometime. My levels three months ago were 180 total cholesterol, and the good cholesterol was 46…I need to increase it…I hate diabetes, it’s many diseases in one…my doctor said to eat walnuts, but I couldn’t find them at the supermarket yet…I heard that Omega-3 helps…I will try those two and see what happens. Let us know how you do please…I hope good…I don’t know how much is good for men, but I wish you the best