I am told by my KP cardiologist that I do not need a 3rd LPa (1st, @29 mg/dl-1/17, to 2nd, @13-5/17). Yet he approves a non calculated panel!
I now am unemployed and am disabled with a ruptured long head tendon. Yet corticosteroid injection along with intense PT has lead me to hope for employment soon...
So I researched for some supporting studies and sent him this
I have changed my diet and natural supplementation drastically.
I have dropped to 13. Yet lpa can be assessed as a risk factor @ 24.
"The risk of CHD was flat until ~24 mg/dL, then rose continuously with increasing Lp(a), up to risk ratio of ~1.5 at 192 mg/dL (Figure 1A). These data clearly demonstrate that in subjects without prior CHD that Lp(a) is an independent predictor of CHD, even at modest levels of Lp(a) of >24 mg/dL, which is the approximately the 70th percentile population risk that encompasses approximately 2 billion people globally [2, 3]."
"Several agents have been reported to reduce Lp(a) concentrations, including niacin in high doses (74), l-carnitine at a dose of 2 g/day (75), and ascorbic acid (3 g/day) together with l-lysine "
Fromhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl ... po=12.5000
I cannot afford to keep up the same level of supplementation & diet as I was, being presently disabled AND unemployed, I need to know this stat!