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A 42-year-old male asked:

My son had a blood test that came back with an abnormal lipid count what does that mean? he is 20 yrs old .

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Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 56 years experience
Abnormal lipid blood: It would appear that the amount of lipids (cholesterol and related fats) are too high in his blood. After some years he will be more likely than other people to develop blockages in his heart and other arteries, which can give rise to heart attacks and strokes. His doctor will be able to advise him, but in most such young individuals, changes in diet, and sometimes medications will be needed.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2015

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