Steph: I was told I have high cholesterol and put on a low dose of medication. If I’m eating right and exercising, why do I have high cholesterol?
Megan: My initial thought would be genetics. If you have a family history of high cholesterol this may be the case. Often times families have high cholesterol because their lifestyle and eating habits are similar since they share this time together. LDL is what is considered the bad cholesterol. You need to have a fasted blood test performed to truly know your numbers accurately. It is not something to be ignored since you could be at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. A healthy cholesterol level is considered under 100 mg/dL. Talk with your doctor and review your diet, family history, and activity levels as all of these are contributors.
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