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4 days ago · Familial hypercholesterolemia in Heart & Blood Health

The cardiac stress test will only indicate a problem if there is a 70% + blockage. A Calcium Score Test (CAC) will give a better idea of how much or how little plaque one has in the coronary arteries.

Mon, Jan 7 7:39pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Do you have any idea why your CAC Score is so high? Do you have elevated LDL cholesterol or LP(a)?

Dec 28, 2018 · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Recently received a 979 CAC Score, passed a stress test and was prescribed 40mg Atorvastatin. After some statin research and learning the difference between relative risk/absolute risk plus the fact that statins increase calcium, I stopped the statin. I started a LCHF diet and increased exercise and supplementation. I monitor my Macro and Micro nutrients content daily. I Have no symptoms and feel great! I plan on experimenting with both diet and supplementation with the goal of slowing progression, there are reports of people actually lowering their CAC score. I will continue to research and modify and will have another CAC test in about 18 months. I'm actually enjoying the research and I'm more motivated to exercise than ever before. I can actually say that the discovery of a high CAC score has had a positive effect on my life.

Dec 28, 2018 · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Statins will probably increase a CAC score.

Dec 28, 2018 · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Triglycerides can be lowered by adopting a low carb diet. Grains, starchy vegetables and many fruits are high carb and turn to sugar. There are good fats and bad fats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPhafYuey1k

Dec 27, 2018 · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

How high was your cholesterol/lipid profile before taking cholesterol lowering medication? What diet were you on and how have you changed your diet? Do you have any insights into why your CAC score is so high? Have you taken a stress test?

Dec 21, 2018 · Side Benefits of Statins in Heart & Blood Health

The video is very interesting, Ivor Cummins is an engineer with a passion to understand heart disease.

Dec 21, 2018 · Side Benefits of Statins in Heart & Blood Health

One should be aware of all the possible benefits and negative effects of statins. I have read many accounts of problematic side effects, both in the short and long term. It does seem that the benefit of statins may not be in the fact that they lower LDL but that they lower inflammation. There are other methods to lower inflammation that could also be considered. CVD is complicated and still somewhat of a mystery, there are many new theories that need to be researched. I feel it's important to stay open to all new research and possibilities, ultimately everyone has to make their own choices.
Is it possible that Heart Disease and Diabetes have the same cause?