elevated lipoprotein(a) Lp(a)

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Robertos
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/7/2006 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   

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.


pegleg
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 12/8/2006 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Robertos: It's great that your aware of your problem and looking for solution. In April during physical, my cholesterol level was normal, my heart cath 2 yrs ago showed "coronary arteries totally clean", yet on 11/13/06, I was hospitalized for pain between shoulder blades & squeezing of the chest. After chemical stress test, I was informed my cholesterol was high (eating habits good & had not changed, routinely exercised, etc) and I underwent heart cath on 11/16/06. I now have the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. They informed me it's heredity since I'm within wt, exercise, healthy habits, etc. I found out that a person's body can change dramatically over a short period of time and the only way we can have a little control of our health is to know our bodies and adjust lifestyle for healthier and longer lives. Good luck on your endeavor. Go to the library or your local bkstore and find the Merck manual (also online). This is an excellent medical resource. You should be able to find your answers. Good luck & take care.
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