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High cholestrol 22 years old
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High cholestrol 22 years old
I am a 22 year old female and recently had a blood test which showed I have 7.7 cholesterol. My BMI is 20.4, don't smoke and am otherwise healthy. How serious is this and what risk am I under? Is it possible that I have had this all my life without knowing, and would the damage irreversible? Thanks
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Cholesterol goals, and specifically LDL goals are based on risk factors (age, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, known coronary artery disease to name a few). A young person with no risk factors, goal LDL is currently less then 160 mg/dl. These goals change as your risk factors do. Cholesterol levels are dependent on genetics (urnmodifiable) as well as diet and exercise (both extremely modifiable).
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Thanks very much
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Sorry just one more question.. my doctor prescribed 20mg of simvastatin as I am to begin a course of isotretinoin for acne, I am concerned that I will not be able to go off the statin once started.. is this a possibility? As I have heard that once you start on cholesterol medication it is lifelong.
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