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Done blood test, back x-ray shows atherosclerotic calcification, history of high cholesterol, family history of heart disease

Hello, I am a forty year old non smoker, healthy weight, healthy diet, with an active lifestyle. My blood work in past years has been excellent. My last good blood test was in 2009. I recently had my blood work done and my ldl is165 hdl 47 triglycerides 87 and total 229. I had a back x ray that indicated atherosclerotic calcification . I have a history of high cholesterol and heart disease in my family including both living parents. My doctor did not explain much about this at the time of my appointment. When I researched this on the internet I was scared to death at what I read. I am scheduled for a ultrasound at the end of the month.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Your treatment should consist of taking statin group of medicines,dietary modifications s d regular exercises.
The goal of treatment should be to bring your NON HDL cholesterol to below 130 or LDL cholesterol to below 80.
There is nothing to feel scared.
You should be alright if you follow the right way.
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