I am concerned and confused about why my lipid levels are the way they are. My doc says I have high cholesterol levels and I should take statins. Last weeks lipid test said that my LDL-CHOL is 129 mg/dL, HDL-CHOL 62 mg/dL, LDL-HDL Ratio 2.1, Cholesterol-HDL Ratio 3.3. It says cholesterol is high at 204 mg/dL.
I have been following Dr. B's plan for 4-5 months. I have been eating large amounts of fats (butter, heavy cream, olive oil, eggs, meat, cheese)and fiber (flax, almond flour); a good amount of protein, a good amount of vegetables, lot of liquid sucralose. Some things I wonder are: are my cholesterol levels high because of the way I have been eating? Should I consume less of certain types of fats, am I over doing it with the amounts? Am I having too much protein (11 oz per day for skinny 145 pound man)? Are they high because of elevated BG levels over the years? Is it just because I eat low carb now? Is it a thyroid issue? Should I try to see a dietician or diabetes educator?
..I feel frustrated and confused about what has happened, and what I can do to take preventative measures. I'm considering the meds, but I am hoping that the levels will level out over time, and that I can find a more natural way of dealing with this besides more drugs. I feel I am lacking in knowledge but want to continue learning.
I feel like that there is something related to the lifestyle switch to Dr. B's plan or my eating habits that might have affected my levels moreso than it being caused from other things (not that they haven't attributed) because of the timing. My previous cholesterol/lipid levels were at normal ranges before this one. It does not help that my doctor does not know about Dr. B's plan and hasn't ever worked with anyone who has been on it. He says there is no science behind it..
This lifestyle change has been fantastic for me btw. More energy, best blood sugar control ever. I really do not want to go back to high carb, I just want to improve the foundation it if I can.
I feel somewhat lost. If anyone has any advice, stories to share, etc. it would be much appreciated! Thanks for reading.