- Dec 21, 2012
I just had one done, got blood work on a cycle and cholesterol was 280. So they sent me a calcium test. Mine came back as zero.
Whats K2 ?I have an order from the doc to get one. I guess it is a good to get but rot-iron's post makes me wonder if I should my LDL has always been high.
I take K2 which is supposed to prevent buildup of plaques but I had no idea about soft plaques.
Vitamin K2. A good supplement combo the sell is Vitamin D3-K2 mix...Whats K2 ?
menaquinoneWhats K2 ?
Yeah crestor is a bear! at least for me. I got bad cramps and muscle aches on it. I have to get blood work done next month so we will see how it is without for 11 months.Yes vitamin K2 is what a lot of bodybuilders take for this buildup. I've been on it since I heard a podcast about a year ago.
Hank - I'm not a fan of Crestor...somewhat. How much is your dosage? Hopefully 10 or less. Its pretty powerful. I was on 20 at one time and felt like absolute crap with ghost pains and lethargy like a mofo. Doc then told me to suppliment with CoQ10 to help with the sides. Iit helped but not all. After about a year I said f-it and stopped. A couple years later he talked me into takign10mg Atorvistatin and I didn't have near the sides from it so I still take it. not all the time but I do take it.
I should get the calcium test though. Been thinking of getting it done for a few months now.
It's fucked up how you can not get checked for heart disease unless your having symtoms. About 10yrs. ago I had asked my Dr. if I could do a stress test due to my family history of heart disease. He said only if I wanted to pay for it as ins. does not.I'm posting this in here since I see General Health section isn't near as active as here, and I'd like more responses.
Any of you guys had a calcium score done? They do a CT scan of your heart and it shows any calcium/plaque buildup in your arteries. I recently had this done. The lower the # on the calcium score, the better. Zero is pristine. My result was 220 - which on the scale they use, that translates to moderate calcium/plaque buildup in the arteries. Certainly not what I was hoping for, but my doc said considering my age (59), the fact that I've always been rather big, that I've eaten enough red meat for prolly 5 guys over my life span, and that I used to smoke, that 220 isn't so bad. He doesn't know about my gear history, but that doesn't help either. Anyways, he put me on Crestor and a baby aspirin every day. Not sure if the Crestor will help since my total cholesterol is very low at 110, LDL is in check and HDL is slightly low. Also triglycerides are in check. I've been taking a baby aspirin every day for 20 years now.
I was watching Dennis James most recent podcast, and he had Rich Gaspari on. Rich said he had a calcium score done and his was 900!That's like a walking heart attack waiting to happen. My doc told me not to worry unless it was over 400.
Anyways, just curious if any of ya'll had one done. I initially got the idea from Palumbo, who has mentioned how important this test is to get done, especially for guys who have been running gear for many years. It's pretty cheap actually - they charged me $190 for mine. My insurance woulnd't cover it, but I felt it important enough to get 'er done so I just paid outta pocket. Any of you bros who have been on the sauce for years might wanna consider getting it done to let you know where you stand & to address it. Also, if any of you know much about this topic - do you have any advice/tips to lower the calcium score, or if that is even possible?
I was on 20mg rouvastatin and wasn't getting any benefit from it. Have been on 80mg atorvastatin and my ldl is below the low marker but my hdl is still high. Statins do nothing for hdl but with my ldl so low there should be no worries. Plus I am having no joint pain from the statin.Yeah crestor is a bear! at least for me. I got bad cramps and muscle aches on it. I have to get blood work done next month so we will see how it is without for 11 months.
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