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College Point, NY
A 55-year-old female asked:

Total cholesterol 257 with an ldl of 170 and hdl 65...perfect blood pressure and perfect blood sugar, on no meds,how much risk for heart disease?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Controversial: Your cholesterol is elevated but your HDL is also high, which is very good. Your bp is normal and you are not diabetic. Some physicians would put you on a statin to get your LDL down to 100 or thereabouts. Others would recommend dietary changes and recheck you in a year. Even others might recommend initial treatment with natural agents such as niacin or beta sitosterol.
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cholesterol : Based on my ASCVD calculator, you have approximately a 2% risk of heart disease over the next 10 years. Lifetime risk is about 39%. Improve your odds with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen.

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