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LDL 284 with psoriatic arthritis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 01, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Just got my labs back:

TC=372 TG=74 HDL=73 LDL=284

I've been strict paleo (PaNu / Archevore) for over two years now and these results were a complete surprise and of some concern to me. My main concern, before I exploring mineral and carb deficiencies and T3/T4, is my psoriatic arthritis condition. I've cut way back on my TNF blocker medication (Humira) as my flare up frequency has dropped considerably; injecting the prescribed dose only when I feel a flare up may be approaching. Would this level of LDL circulating with abnormally high levels of TNF be a recipe for disaster with the TNF-LDL link to arterosclerotic plaque buildup? I'm 42 and otherwise in excellent health.

Any input would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance.

Bry

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on March 02, 2012
at 12:29 AM

interesting! my cousin has been on thyroid meds (she's 19) since the age of 8 and just got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

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on March 01, 2012
at 10:14 PM

No, it's not severe enough to warrant medication.

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on March 01, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Are you taking a TNF blocker for your psoriatis?

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at 09:37 PM

Thanks Eric. I'm a big fan of Chris and was somewhat aware of his stand on cholesterol, although he did add some interesting points during the video. And it is due to his current views that I felt compelled to get to the bottom of my dislipidemia, If at all possible. Of course my PCP wants to pour statins down my throat. So, I need to prepare for my follow up with all the info I can get.

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on March 01, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Just wanted to say first off congrats on being able to cut back on your meds!

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on March 01, 2012
at 06:37 PM

You have to watch this tonight before midnight Seattle/LA time. Kresser is top notch and he gives advice on what conversations to have with your doctor. With your test result you will for sure want to see this video:

http://paleosummit.com/chris-kresser/

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on March 01, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Thanks Eric. I'm a big fan of Chris and was somewhat aware of his stand on cholesterol, although he did add some interesting points during the video. And it is due to his current views that I felt compelled to get to the bottom of my dislipidemia, If at all possible. Of course my PCP wants to pour statins down my throat. So, I need to prepare for my follow up with all the info I can get.

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on March 01, 2012
at 09:30 PM

I'd be interested in knowing anything you find out about your thyroid. I have a hunch that there's a link between thyroid, elevated LDL, and psoriatic conditions (I have them both, but not psoriatic arthritis yet, thankfully), but I have yet to figure out what exactly the link is or what to do about it.

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on March 01, 2012
at 10:14 PM

No, it's not severe enough to warrant medication.

2f14bf1625aba1af749882ac892d3477

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on March 01, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Are you taking a TNF blocker for your psoriatis?

C26942a79fbd94cf7c383c596c847d06

(213)

on March 02, 2012
at 12:29 AM

interesting! my cousin has been on thyroid meds (she's 19) since the age of 8 and just got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

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