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    In the 90-95 range, normal weight, low normal BMI and triglycerides but high cholesterol, both LDL and HDL, but a good ratio of one to the other. In the States I had a good doctor who gave me an electrocardiogram once a year (and didn't like what he saw, hence the threat of Statins). Over here the NHS doesn't do physical check ups of any sort outside of a mammogram every two years, and when I showed them test results from the States, said that Americans obsess about yearly check ups. I did start feeling ropy, with the occasional racing heart, faintness, waking up at night with chest pains, etc. That's why I go to a private doctor in Belgium (where I can afford it).
    Seeing a cardiologist is about as likely as attending The Queen's garden party. I would hesitate to take statins because about half the people I know over here who have been prescribed them are now permanently disabled in one way or another.

    "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

    by northsylvania on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 12:35:24 AM PDT

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