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Doctor confirmed I have high cholesterol and need to follow up. Will this needed throughout my life?

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In brief: Possibly

High cholesterol can be caused by genetic (inherited) causes and increased intake.
You are obviously able to decrease your intake, and many times the level can be controlled with diet and/or medications. Cholesterol increase is a marker for heart disease and stroke, and so it is a value monitored throughout life even if you don't have symptoms or disease.

In brief: Possibly

High cholesterol can be caused by genetic (inherited) causes and increased intake.
You are obviously able to decrease your intake, and many times the level can be controlled with diet and/or medications. Cholesterol increase is a marker for heart disease and stroke, and so it is a value monitored throughout life even if you don't have symptoms or disease.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally yes

High cholesterol is due a variation in the metabolic processes and needs to be monitored to ensure that levels are under control so that cholesterol related diseases may be prevented.

In brief: Generally yes

High cholesterol is due a variation in the metabolic processes and needs to be monitored to ensure that levels are under control so that cholesterol related diseases may be prevented.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Even if you did not have high cholesterol levels at this point, adults do need intermittent cholesterol checks throughout their lifetime.
Best of luck!

In brief: Yes

Even if you did not have high cholesterol levels at this point, adults do need intermittent cholesterol checks throughout their lifetime.
Best of luck!
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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