Re: Why is my cholesterol level so high?
My first thought is that maybe you have "Familial Hypercholesterolemia". With your increased levels of cholesterol (especially the LDL levels) and the fact that you´ve mentioned that hearts disease runs in your family this is a possiblelyti.
If I was you, I would try to see a cardiologist, that specialises within in this area. Get at genetic test done, to either confirm or disconfirm if you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia. If the test comes back positive, you will need to get some medication to lower your cholesterol. Exercise and a low fat diet is also a must, but you will still need the medication.
I know there´s a lot of people that are against taking drugs for cholesterol, due to the sideeffects. But when you have familial hypercholesterolemia, you also have a VERY HIGH risk to get a stroke in a very early age. We have familial hyperscholeterolemia in my family, and my cousin had his first blood clot last year, and he was 38. But frankly I haven't had many problems with the side effects.