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Missydi, January 7,  2019  5:17pm EST

Post stent placement

I recently had 2 stents inserted after failing a stress test.  My cholesterol had high Triglycerides(204). It was a shock to me that I has 1 vessel blocked 100% and 2nd 75% blocked.  I want to learn more on how to lower my triglycerides and raise good cholesterol.  I never smoked, and am of average weight.

I am cutting out sweets, and my stress foods like potato chips, and eating more veggies and nuts for snacks. Looking forward to a new chapter in my "Book of Life".

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  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 7,  2019  8:07pm EST

    Hi Missydi,

    I assume you've been given medication to help lower your cholesterol. Changing your diet is an excellent idea. After my heart issue, I gave up all the foods that are obviously not healthy such as the ones you've mentioned. I would also suggest an exercise program. If you haven't been offered cardiac rehab, then talk to your doctor about the kinds of exercise you can do. Exercising is an excellent way to help lower your cholesterol. 

    Good luck in your new chapter. You're off to an excellent start!


  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, January 9,  2019  9:17am EST

    Hi, you came to the right place for help with cholesterol management!  We have whole host of great information to help you manage this! Please let me know what you struggle with the most and if I can research something else for you. Best Katie 

  • Missydi
    Missydi, January 11,  2019  7:52pm EST

    Yes I am on cholesterol med(Rosuvastatin). After stent placement, I am on Brilinta and Toporol XL.  I facilitate a walking program 2X week at my local senior center which we walk for 30 min. Mon & Fri. I will be increasing exercise at home Tues and Thurs.

    Staying on my current "healthy eating" liferstyle will probably become tedious after about a month, but I am determined to get cholesterol down, and keep heart disease at Bay.

    I welcome suggestions.

    Diane Hopkins

  • yarn007
    yarn007, January 13,  2019  12:49am EST

    Welcome to the Support Network Diane.   Glad to have you.    Sounds like you are making some great changes to get that cholesterol level down.   Keep up the hardwork.   It is exciting when you get those blood results and it shows your hardwork is working and your numbers go down.  


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