Should I use a statin?

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Q:

My Dr. has recommended taking a low dose SIMVASTATIN.  I DON’T WISH TO DO THAT.  MY OVERALL CHOLESTERoL IS 254.  I KNOW THIS IS HIGH BUT MY HDL IS 108 TRIGYLCERIDES 79 AND LDL IS 130.  RATIO IS 2.4  AM I BEING FOOLISH NOT TO TAKE IT.  I EXERCISE DAILY.  I WEIGH 130.

A:

I agree with you, but only if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Why don’t you try:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-treatment/diet-exercise-dis
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-treatment/what-you-can-do
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/happy-american-heart-month/
See what happens with your cholesterol!
Good luck,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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