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Molecularmann3 karma

I would get a blood pressure monitor at home and take your blood pressure in the morning after waking up and right before bed and write it down for like a month. Show it to your doctor and see what they say. Better to be proactive than reactive!

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What is the best test to get an accurate reading of LDL? Also, does psyllium husk work in lowering cholesterol?

Another question I have is: do you know if working out raises cholesterol? I workout 6 days per week and the doctor says my overall cholesterol is high, but my HDL is higher than normal and my LDL is within range. I don’t really see this as a bad thing, thoughts?

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Greater Goods Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff Kit by Balance, Digital BP Meter with Large Display, Upper Arm Cuff, Set Also Comes with Tubing and Device Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9I63PG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_0PMCS1KXT25YPNJR2EJS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

This is what we have. After a quick search it appears that the device I linked on Amazon has not gone through the validation protocols listed in the link below.

Update: The doctor in the AMA of this thread referred someone to this site for validated devices.