The first time the level of Lp(a) in my bloodstream was measured was because of the suffered lesia (minor brain stroke) and then it showed the value of 270.08 mg/dl (app. 10 times more then allowed). Then I was told by my Dr that in most case the reason for elevated Lp(a) is the genetic mechanism. I did a lot of web research so far, and apart from vitamin C programme (Dr Pauling method) and Niacin (short term medicine) I didn't find anything else. recently, I heard about the medicine called LIPOPAK, and the results presented were amassing. ANYONE KNOWS SOMETHING?
Since then (July 2006) I've been under the statin drug "Atoris" (40 mg/day), but as my Cardiologist suspected, it will not cause much changes. in the first month when I was also very active, sports mainly) the Lp(a) level decreased to 223 mg/dl, but the last analysis showed that it was increased again to 250 mg/dl. as for the other Cholesterol, currently total cholesterol = 3.5mmol/l, HDL = 1.2 and LDL = 2.1mmo/l. After the stroke, the level of the total cholestorol were high (5.8 mmol/l), LDL (4.1) and HDL (1.2 mmol/l)
I am very much aware of the problem I am facing and the potential risk to CHD, heart or brain attack, and I would be very happy if I could control the Lp(a) level somehow.