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High Cholesterol at 16, am I gonna die early now ?

I m worried that my arteries are clogged now. I am worried and Im changing my eating habits, and eating good etc. But can my arteries be clogged ? That thought is kinda scaring me.
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.welcome.Stop worrying.If you follow a healthy lifestyle everything shall be OK.Regular exercises,fresh fruits and vegetables,high fiber diet,no junk food,no smoking and no alcohol will make you a healthy person.good luck.
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OBGYN Dr. Minoo Bhagia's  Response
Hello,
Welcome
High cholesterol at 18 is not good but do not worry as there are drugs for reducing the cholesterol.
what is your triglyceride , HDL and LDL level ?
Statins are the drugs to lower the cholesterol but should be taken under physician or cardiologist's guidance.

Diet modification and exercise plays very important role.
Avoid junk food , sugar , oily and spicy food and food containing preservatives like canned food , pickles , sauce , cheese etc
You can have simple curd with brown rice , can put black pepper in it.
Add green chillies , garlic in the food so as to make it palatable.
Avoid cold beverages.
Fresh juice and soup can be taken.
Eat oats , ragi and whole wheat with lot of green vegetables.
Vigorous brisk walk for half an hour daily and cardio in gym will reduce your cholesterol.
Yoga also helps in reducing the cholesterol.
Best wishes
take care
God bless you
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
thanks for the query
well have you got your blood cholesterol levels examined?if yes and if it is high there are medications to keep them in normal levels and if it is marginally high you can control it by healthy diet and you do not need to worry arteries get clogged if the cholesterol levels are high for a long period of time so start practising a healthy lifestyle from now itself.
have a healthy living.
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