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I am a 40 year old male. I look after myself with regular exercise (weightlifting - and am muscular), good diet and supplements.

Recently I saw the Doctor for a check up (it had been a good while since last check up) and I had some blood work done.

To cut a long story short, my cholesterol is really high, my triglyceride level is through the roof and my testosterone level is low. My dad has really high cholesterol, so there is a genetic link I guess. With my good health, I am shocked on the results and don't know what to do about it. Below are the results;

Testosterone Level
7.6 nmol/l
2.19 ng/ml
219 ng/dl

Cholesterol Level
8.8 mmol/l
339.7683397683398 mg/dL

7.8 mmol/l
301.1583011583012 mg/dL

eGFR - >90 ( Reference Range - >59 )

I have been advised that I need to take action or I am a candidate for an early heart attack. I would like to give a natural remedy a try first and if that does not improve things next time I have my blood work done, then I will have to look at Statin type drugs (yuck)...

Can you please make any suggestions?

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Hi Steve
As testosterone is made out of cholesterol, this indicates that you have an internal process that is not working properly.  This may respond, to some extent, to supplementation (for example with high dose zinc), but you are best to work with a naturopathic doctor in this regard.
Kind regards

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