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iam 25 and iam underweight iand i have hypercholesterolemia,i didnt think it was a big deal, but i have been reading on it and i am worried,i dont know what type i have both my mom and dad both have it so what should i do
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237039 tn?1264258057
My brother and I both have this and it is totally under control with meds for both of us.  My triglycerides were over 2100 before I started taking Tricor.  My brother takes Tricor and Lovastatin.  Both of us now have normal readings.  Take care, Ally
976897 tn?1379167602
Yes your Doctor should put you on Statins to reduce your Cholesterol. With Hypercholesterolemia, It is unlikely you will get them down sufficiently through diet alone.
I was diagnosed with Familial hyper***** and 40mg of statins a day has done amazing wonders.
367994 tn?1304953593
I think Ally will agree It is highly recommended by the medical community if you have a genetic predisposition for hypercholesterolemia. You should adhere to a strict protocol to reduce the risks.  

I believe with both parents having the disorder, that would indicate 100% that you have the defective gene.
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