I am a 42 year old female. Bp 117/72, need to lose a few lbs, but generally feel really good, active, started to try paleo a couple months ago and feel great/lost weight.
So, I got my blood tests back and doc suggested statins: Chol 262 Hdl 48 LDL 188 Triglic 163
Also have low vit D 22.3 and very low iron (can't find my #, sorry) and low WBC, rbc, hgb, and hct.
She gave me vit d supplements (1000 daily) and iron supps too and will see her again in three months.
Any supplement advice on what I can do to improve all these numbers? Not really sure where to start.
I have a big concern about being so anemic, but I don't have any anemia symptoms...not tired, look healthy.
asked byElle (10)
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on January 14, 2012
at 04:05 AM
Doesn't sound like anything some Vitamin D and exercise wouldn't fix. Get retested in 3 months.
Statins are bad news. See if you can get a heart scan and see if you have/how much plaque you have.
Apparently, the true cost is less than $100 for one, since that hospital was doing them for $100 cash a pop. If your doc orders it, your insurance company would probably pay $1,650.00 for you to get one done.