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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: High Cholesterol


 cd61182 - Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:55 pm

Hi, im a female 22 years old, i have asthma and i recently lost 35 pounds, im 5'4 and 150lbs. There is no history of heart disease or high cholesterol in my family. I had a blood test because im going into the medical field and the results said i had high blood pressure of 210. Is this common for my age? Is there something more i can do to lower it? My doctor didnt really help me with this. Thanks.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:32 am

User avatar Dear cd61182,

The title of the post is high cholesterol and you said you had a blood test but then you mentioned that your blood pressure was high 210. Did you mean blood cholesterol instead of the blood pressure?

A blood cholesterol of 210 in a healthy young person with no risk factors for coronary disease does not warrant treatment. What was your bad (ldl) and good (hdl) cholesterol? You might want to have a follow-up blood test in a year or so.

If you meant blood pressure was 210, you have to make sure that this was not just a one time high reading and you have to have your blood pressure checked twice on two separate occasions and if it is found to be high, you need treatment.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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