Original email for context: I have to get blood work pretty often because of the pellets to check hormone levels. I did notice with both rounds that my total cholesterol level would go up about 50-70 points! Not sure if this typical for others and my doc seemed perplexed as well.
While I can’t be sure of course that this is the reason for this occurring with you in particular, I did discover that this is actually a normal thing with weight loss – here is quote from a site I’ll link to, but it makes sense to me, and it’s temporary:
That article states, “Although research indicates that weight loss will lower cholesterol, some people may experience a rise in cholesterol as they lose weight, because as weight is lost, fat stores shrink. The fat and cholesterol normally stored in fatty tissue have nowhere to go but the bloodstream, causing a rise in cholesterol. This effect is not permanent and cholesterol levels will drop as your weight stabilizes. Medications used to to treat high cholesterol, such as Z-hydroxy-Z-Coa reductase inhibitors, are not effective in controlling cholesterol when it comes from fatty tissue stores.”
So it seems like in general this is a temporary thing during the fat loss process that will go away. I hope this helps!