A 51-year-old female asked:
Should i ask to be put on a statin at my checkup tomorrow? my cholesterol was very high and i'm sure it still is.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 45 years experience
You're free to ask: Despite all the emphasis on lifestyle, which is good, most cholsterol stuff is more about heredity than anything else. I also notice that you have type II diabetees and are being treated with antihypertensives. I think there may be a statin in your future. Bring it up and you and your physician can decide together. I trust you're staying fit as well. Best wishes.
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