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My cholesterol leval is 6.9 , do i need medication ? please give me your suggestion!

My cholesterol leval is 6.9 which i think is dangerously high but my doctor says i dont need medication ? I think i do how high does it have to go to get help it is hereditary am i a walking heart attack or do i need to change doctors im 24
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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I would not use the word dangerous, but it is certainly well above normal. I believe it was not helpful for your doctor to brush you off with so Little explanation. Cardiac risk is produced by a number of different factors. Being male is a negative factor. Having raised BP is negative Being a smoker is negative Being diabetic is negative To convert mmoles/l to mgs/dl divide by 0.0259 so 6.6 = 266 mgs/dl and then feed the rest of your results into a cardiac risk calculator. This will put things into perspective. Whatever the result it is worth trying to reduce your level. Decrease your animal fat intake, take more vigorous exercise + Benacol does help a bit. If you make these changes get the nurse to check another test after 6 months and again at a year. Prevention, even at 24, is better than cure.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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