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My LDL and cholesterol levels are high. Am i affected by atherosclerosis ?

Hi, My LDL level is 6.4 mmol/L and my Cholestrol level is 8.8 mmol/L I am 22 years old. may I be affected by Atherosclerosis could it have developed into atheroma?.also can I check how serious my blockage is, and how.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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With those high levels of lipids , i can say you are at a risk of cardiovascular disease.At this age , dyslipidemia like that should be evaluated very well for metabolic disorders or lipid disorders.

Atherosclerosis occurs in people who have normal lipid levels also over a certain age.But the extent of it in all blood vessels cannot be calculated or measured.However you can get a carotid artery Doppler to check plaques in your main arteries to head , angiogram to check plaques and blockage in vessels to heart .

Please consider complete checkup with respect to cardiology , Endocrinology and Internal Medicine departments .

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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