Hey anyone who's still reading :)
Just got back from my docs where I received the repeat blood tests with lipid profile.
Firstly, some good news: turns out my Total cholesterol isn't [I]quite[/I] as high as we thought: It's 9.2 mmol/l (355.76179 mg/dl) as opposed to 10.4 mmol/l (402.16551 mg/dl).
Now the rest:
HDL: 2.96 mmol/l = 114.46249 mg/dl
LDL: 5.7 mmol/l = 220.41763 mg/dl
Trigs: 1.24 mmol/l = 109.83171 mg/dl
I also got Vit D - 49, which is low.
Added to the rest of my results:
T4: 11.6 (European range is 12 - 20. UK range is 10 - 25!)
So I'm not sure what to make of this. Obviously my LDL is way high, but my HDL is good (?) and I think my Trigs are alright...? THe ratios seem okay, partic the Trig / HDL ratio...
I've decided to go to an Endo because all doctors seem to do is treat individual symptoms instead of looking for a comprehensive overview (I was offered anti-depressants like a shot but refused T3 testing). It all seems to come down to hormones anyway...
Not sure if this is helpful, but I recently saw this and your results reminded me of it. [url=http://chriskresser.com/the-most-important-thing-you-probably-dont-know-about-cholesterol]The most important thing you probably don’t know about cholesterol[/url] In the comments, Kresser said that HDL over 100 is often a sign of inflammation. (Just search for "inflammation" on the page, and it should take you right to the comment.)