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Why must I have my cholesterol checked if i'm a young woman?
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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: All by age 20
It's recommended that everyone have a screen by age 20; sometimes genetics can predispose you to high cholesterol and premature heart disease which could possibly be prevented.

In brief: All by age 20
It's recommended that everyone have a screen by age 20; sometimes genetics can predispose you to high cholesterol and premature heart disease which could possibly be prevented.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: AvpidArterialDisease
It have been known, for over 7 decades, that artery disease typically begins ~age 7, yet remains asymptomatic for decades; artery walls thicken & enlarge, not narrow.
Events, including stenosis (narrowing), result from plaque rupture & clots. Optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional ?5.0%, sbp ?120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid sugar, etc.

In brief: AvpidArterialDisease
It have been known, for over 7 decades, that artery disease typically begins ~age 7, yet remains asymptomatic for decades; artery walls thicken & enlarge, not narrow.
Events, including stenosis (narrowing), result from plaque rupture & clots. Optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional ?5.0%, sbp ?120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid sugar, etc.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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