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Can I Have Heart Attack Of The Cholesterol Level Is Over 200
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Risk factors: In the recent past, we concentrated more on the bad cholesterol (ldl) and not just the total. Now there is a better and newer way to risk stratify you that incorporates many other (risk) factors like smoking, family history, etc, and can determine a more accurate cardiac risk for you, and help us docotors deterimne if medication would help decrease your risks. See a dr., get lipids and calculation.See 2 more doctor answers
Husband has cholesterol levels over 1, 000 doctors saids he's at risk of a heart attack, is their something to lower the fat levels. Is that real high?
Cholesterol: A total cholesterol level of greater than 225 is considered high. There are medications that can be used based on what forms of lipids are elevated. Diet and exercise will also help. A level of 1000 is very high though you don't mention which form it is. Yes high cholesterol is a risk factor for a heart attack. Please have your husband see his doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
If i'm anemic and have slightly elevated cholesterol levels due to hypothyroidism, what are my chances of a heart attack/stroke even though i'm 20?
Life Style: You do not have big problem, as high cholesterol and anemia due to hypothyroidism will get better as thyroid problem is corrected if you watch your weight, eat properly, do not smoke, if get high BP get treated, keep your cholesterol level and sugar in noral range. Than you reduce the chance of heart attac and stroke considerably that's my advice.
Yes: For a 49-year-old male your lipids ought to better and your risk of heart disease is elevated with these numbers. However, additional risk factors include: fam history, tobacco use, hypertension, low HDL etc. You need to follow a fit, heart healthy lifestyle: low in saturated fats, well-balanced diet (no fads), and exercise 4x/wk even if walking briskly; recheck lipids 6 months.
It's a risk: If the arteries in the heart are injured and the protective lining is breached, then cholesterol can enter into the artery and cause a plaque build up . The plaque can rupture under the right conditions and this will cause a heart attack. High blood pressure , high cholesterol levels, smoking , diabetes etcetera ate done of the things that can cause a breakdown of the arteries endothelium.
What do you suggest if my serum cholesterol is 225 and l.d.l cholesterol is 151, do I face any danger of heart attack,?
I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am i at risk for widow maker heart attack daily ? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk. ?
Yes, but.....: It sounds like you have a family history of heart disease and are genetically programmed to make a unhealthy balance of cholesterols in your blood. This puts you at higher risk of a heart attack. If you google framingham.Org, you can enter your cholesterol and other simple information and get your 3-5 year heart attack risk. Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
Why are doctors still saying oh just eat a diet high in cholesterol to have a heart attack/stroke etc If 2015 USDA guidelines say it's of no concern?!
Media distortion a: Hey, man. At age 25, you have more important things to be doing than troubling yourself and others over the weird politics of diet recommendations. At one time, the government listed butter as one of the seven essential food groups. Eat sensibly, stay fit, accept that real science is hard to do here, and that media accounts are always scrambled. See you at the gym.
I have a high cholesterol reading. I am fit in that I exercise 4 times a week. In december my brother had a heart attack .Do I need a statin.?
Yes: Most likely, unless there are reasons that you are unable to take a statin. These medications have been demonstrated to lower the risk for heart attacks. An elevated cholesterol and a family history of coronary heart disease suggest you would benefit from a statin. Keep up the exercise! follow a proper diet.See 3 more doctor answers
34 M with perfect echo stress in Jan non smoker no fam his normal cholesterol Chances of heart attack? Always scared and lost interest in life!!
Family history of heart attack and stroke. My bp, cholesterol, and glucose all normal at exam. Work hard on diet/exercise. Any other tests i need?
Friend died suddenly at age 42 from heart attack. I have high cholesterol and am worried. how can young people just have heart attacks and what risks?
My total cholesterol is 203
The tryglecerides is 288
Iam 29 years
Im very worried and afraid of an heart attack or stroke.
I quit smoke and?
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