My cholesterol

The lowest cholesterol I’ve ever seen.  Maybe too low.  From my recent visit to my internist.  I’m still on small dose of lipitor (10mg) from several years ago when I was much heavier, got very ill, and maybe had a small heart attack.  My doc wants me to continue, but I wonder…

My HDL (high density lipoprotein, or “good cholesterol”) is higher than ever – this generally reflects exercise.

My hsCRP was also in the normal range – this means a relatively low amount of inflammation.  Obesity causes inflammation, and inflammation damages blood vessels, leading to heart attack, stroke, impotence, dialysis…

See bottom p 5 for my eating plan in most recent newsletter to see how I eat to get it so low.

 

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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