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i am a 39 year old male with vision and balance problems and numbness problems in my hands and feet and shortness of breath ,also have circulation problems and it shows in my skin.Have had diabetes2 high blood pressure and high cholesterol for years now and long have ignored them.I fear i have a hardening on the arteries and all 3 things have progressed this disease rapidly and i fear the damage is irreversable.Can someone help me.Test i have had include
Sonogram of the heart-negative for any abnormalitys
Stress test-normal
Ekg-normal
Ct Scan
Im looking for answer i just pray my lack of caring may cost me a long life
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i smoked for 20 years 86-06
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uncontrolled diabetes for about 6 years and dont know how long i had high cholesterol and high blood pressure
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ldl is 140 range fur a diabetic 100
total cholseterol is 211 range is 200
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my hdl is 71 obviously
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been subscribed simvastatin
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Welcome and thanks for your question. Based on your test results, it would not appear that you have suffered much damage from your cholesterol levels. I would be helpful to know what you actual breakdown is, you state your HDL is 71, assuming because your LDL is 140 and total is 211, but that's not the correct formula. The correct formula is LDL + HDL + 20% of your TGLs (or VDL) equals total cholesterol so see if you can get the actual numbers.

What you need to do is keep up the good work on the smoking, congrats to that. Keep you diabetes under control and eat a heart healthy diet and get some exercise, both of which should be outlined by your doctor.

Hope this helps,

Jon
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