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Being overweight and borderline high cholesterol for 43yr old male with no other heart disease risk tried diet exercise, do I need to start medicatio?

Hard question. More history is needed as well as the measurements of your cholesterol. Risk factors include male gender, age >50, family history of heart disease, presence of diabetes, smoking. Cholesterol values depend on coronary artery disease risk. Send the values and answer these ?, and then you can be further counseled. Read more...

Can you please tell me how ischaemic heart disease and CAD differ?

Progression. Early atherosclerosis may be asymptomatic. As it progresses and blocks coronaries, the heart gets unhappy with stress, exercize, work, etc and poor flow, decreased oxygen delivery to the heart cells and that is called ischemia and is angina or heart attack. Read more...

Figured out cholesterol does not cause heart disease and most likely the culprit is inflimation, I was wondering could sarcoid cause CAD?

Whoa. I am really sorry that there is so much disinformation online. High LDL remains a grave risk and the concept of "inflammation" as cause of atherosclerosis is a novel one. To start, anti inflammatory meds don't help. Sarcoidosis isn't a coronary risk and spares arteries anyway. Your best protection is still a fitness focused lifestyle. Read more...

How common is CAD (coronary heart disease) in young adults?

Increasingly common. With soaring obesity rates and more sedentary lifestyles in a society centered around the individual's pleasure, it is not surprising that the incidence of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension are all increasing in young adults... Read more...