@SomeGuy I’ve had this guy for over 10 years, and most of the time I can ignore what he says (other than why I’m there). But he made me get a cholesterol test, and this is what I got:
Now, I normally get a TC around 160, and have for ages, so I’m not sure why mine went up this time. I theorize it’s because I was sick with a cold, and still went and got both covid and the flu shots, then got this test a few days later. Unfortunately, saying that colds cause your LDL to go up is tough, as there’s basically no evidence it’s true (mainly because how do you test this?).
It just irks me when I KNOW this is not due to what I eat.
Personally, I’m more concerned about my HDL, which went from below 40 to the mid 50s. Why is it going down?
@PaulL Where is Griffin located? I went to a local place in Newtown, where my mother went, and where I HATED the person she was given there. However, I do need to see a “normal” doctor sometimes.
The problem with CAC scores is that I can easily find people with low TC and high CAC and high TC/LDL and low CAC. Would it make a difference to a person steeped in LDL causes everything bad? I don’t know.
My score was zero, though that was almost 5 years ago now. Maybe I should get another one? The problem is to get one without a prescription, I had to drive over an hour one way. So, it’s a few hours out of my day.
Oh, and I should note that I have an extremely high Lp(a), which is now the supposed killer of all and causation of heart disease. But my CAC scan didn’t show it.