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Sudden HDL drop, and optional hernia surgery
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deadmanwalking57 posted:
My HDL dropped from a high of 48 six months ago, to 39. My LDL is a fairly safe 67, giving me a ratio of 1.7. But I can't find anything to suggest why my HDL took a nose dive. Has anyone ever seen any information about this ?

I have almost no diet changes. Less white rice, more brown rice. More oregano, some added turkey. Cook with PAM more.

And I have a minor hernia, that does not bother me. But my primary care doctor wants me to have it repaired. Go under the knife and anasthesia for something won't harm me and isn't bothering me ? Its covered, mostly by my HMO.

Thanks for any ideas or advice.
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