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I hve high cholesterol, dr gave me 2 months to exercise/diet otherwise statins, but i feel very light headed for some days now, could chol be the caus?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Numbers are't right

Current symptoms not due to cholesterol.
Statins at your age no matter how high cholesterol seems aggressive. Lengthy discussion, but your risk of any vascular disease within the next 20 years is virtually zero. (google framingham risk calculator) statins reduce risk but reducing zero = no real benefit. This would all change if i knew you had vascular disease.

In brief: Numbers are't right

Current symptoms not due to cholesterol.
Statins at your age no matter how high cholesterol seems aggressive. Lengthy discussion, but your risk of any vascular disease within the next 20 years is virtually zero. (google framingham risk calculator) statins reduce risk but reducing zero = no real benefit. This would all change if i knew you had vascular disease.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cholesterol

Cholesterol doesn't cause symptoms until its caused blood vessel disease.

In brief: Cholesterol

Cholesterol doesn't cause symptoms until its caused blood vessel disease.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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