So ever since my first cholesterol test, around 2006, my numbers have been very low. Since 2013, when my major problems started and I've gotten more tests, they've almost always been around:
HDL ("good" cholesterol) - 35-38 -- typical "reference" ranges want at least 40
Total cholesterol - 70-89 -- typical "ref" wants at least 100
LDL "bad" - don't remember off the top of my head, but also low
I have had a few docs remark about it, and indicate some at least small concern. One even recommended niacin to help bring it up, or an ND give me fish oil, etc. It hasn't really budged much, although I haven't stayed on any concerted treatment the entire time, either.
My recent new NMD, somewhat more Lyme-literate, saw my numbers and said he'd never seen any that low. He called them "medical emergency" level and got me on 2 different oil supps and astaxanthin. Of course cholesterol is the base for many important things like making hormones, lubricating joints, brain health, etc. So maybe there's no wonder I feel terrible...
Anybody else have this kind of issue? Or any thoughts on mechanisms, results, association with Lyme, etc.???
FWIW, most of my hormones have been fairly reasonable - adrenal high or low with stress and exhaustion, but at least functioning. Progesterone seemed a bit on the low side, and testosterone definitely on the low side but not hugely out of whack.