Despite lifestyle changes, cholesterol rising
I'm so discouraged. About 2 1/2 months ago, I had a physical. BP was VERY high, LDL cholesterol elevated, however HDL and triglycerides were excellent. I've been working hard, made significant lifestyle changes, including losing 15 lbs (weight watchers) and excerising 30 min daily, including some minor weight lifting.
I was excited to go to my follow-up Dr appt today because I was sure he would be pleased with my progress. Well, bp was back in the normal range, so that was good, but LDL had risen significantly - almost 40 pts, HDL had dropped 30 points, and triglycerides had also risen. And now he says my blood sugars are showing borderline diabetic.
What the heck is going on. Dr says it's all genetic, and now wants me on Zocor. Why did the HDL rise so sharply after I made all these positive changes. I'm pretty discouraged right now.