HDL Cholesterol low & insulin resistance effect TTC?Diet

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HDL Cholesterol low & insulin resistance effect TTC?Diet

Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 am

My Fertility Naturopath is suggesting because my bloodwork came back showing my HDL Cholesterol too low and insulin resistance (or HBA1C is too high) this is effecting my LH and FSH. She stated on Day 3 my LH should be 1/2 the number of your FSH and mine is the same number, therefore, she wants to explore a diet plan to minimuze insulin resistance and raise HDL cholesterol. She stated this is also the reason for my acne (I've had it all my life, even still at 40) and the the slightly longer follicular phases and effects my egg quality.

I have tried IUIs, injectables, Letrazole, prometrium, herbs/supplements but have never tried to adjust my diet other than reducing coffee to once a day and losing 20+ lbs through weight watchers. Do you think adjusting my diet will work? I mean I have put a limit on how long we will TTC (until my 43 birthday or 10 more cycles) ... do you think I'm being hosed?
Me 42 in September 2012 ~DH 35 in June 2012 ~DS 2 in July 2012
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Re: HDL Cholesterol low & insulin resistance effect TTC?Diet

Postby kewpidolll » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:13 am

Yes. Diet changes will help :) hga1c is a measure if how your blood sugars have been over a period of time so high levels show they've been running high thus insulin resistance. Lowering carb intake will help with that. I've seen patients get put on metformin or something similar if there resistance is high enough. Diet will help a lot. I don't know how it effects fertility but I understand how it affects other body systems. I would assume it does. Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes in most cases, not all because it can be dealt with when caught early on. Congrats on the weight loss! :D That's no easy feat for sure. Keep by your chin up, don't think this will stop you from your bfp. Your doing the right thing with your weight loss and exploring diet options! As far time limit...I can't say, everyone's different. I'm much older but still holding onto hope. At least for another year. :D Best of luck and baby dust!
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Re: HDL Cholesterol low & insulin resistance effect TTC?Diet

Postby jackchang » Wed May 28, 2014 5:57 am

Thanks to sharing my age is 25 i am facing bad cholesterol and my levels is go on high I am tired when i doing few work please recommended any nutrition advice through natural way tips lower high cholesterol naturally.
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