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09 Mar 2010

Cholesterol levels
Hi Dr. Bets
I previously had exceptionally high Cholesterol of 13.5% I have, with medication, diet and exercise managed to reduce it to 3.9%
I was just wondering if there could still be any remaining cholesterol build up on my arteries, or would that have disolved with the treatment.

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01 Jan 0001

Hallo GaryU
It depends on your age, if you are still young you probably do not have to worry, but if you had a cholesterol of 13 for 50 years, you may have permanent cholesterol damage to arteries. Older people with risk factors may need sonar/angiogram if they have symptoms of angina or narrowed arteries.
Dr Bets
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