I've just returned from a doctor's appointment with lipid panel results, the most important ones, I believe, included below:
Total Cholesterol 328
Total LDL-C Direct 183
Total HDL-C Direct 130
Total VLDL-C Direct 15
Total APOB100 Calc 113
Real LDL-C 160
Real LDL Size Pattern A
Chol/HDLC Ratio 2.6
Glucose 79 Blood Pressure 90/60 Heart Rate 60
Age 48 Height 5' 5" Weight 103
I follow a primarily Paleo diet (I do eat a bit of dairy in the form of butter and yogurt, and I also enjoy dark chocolate and wine; grains and legumes, though, are very infrequent), and am slowly putting on weight after an illness two years ago.
The note from my primary care physician to my endocrinologist says "she NEEDS meds," and when I mentioned the importance of the HDL/Trig ratio (which, if I've understood what I've read, is significant), the endocrinologist said, "Yes, but the APOB is high; your LDL is HIGH."
So, I can't help but wonder: Do I truly have something to be concerned about?
Thanks for any insight you might have. I've learned so much from you all!