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Posted by Angela on December 12, 2000 at 21:36:01:

I'm really scared guys....I'm 25 years old. Had my first physical in about 5 years. My doctor said my cholesterol is 250!!!! I've been doing lots of research since she and I chatted yesterday. Everything says I'm very high risk for heart problems.

One minute I'm a carefree 25 year old, thinking about all that I want out of life and the next I'm wondering if I'm going to die. (no offense to anyone, i'm sure i'm overreacting. and i definately am not being discriminatory about any one being older than 25. i'm sure this is a valid health concern for anyone at any age)

Anyway, I go back in for more extensive tests next week. My bilirubin levels were high too. Whatever that is. But, in the meantime, I need support, I'm really freaking out here.

Oh, and just to let you guys know. I'm a vegetarian, I suppose I do have a high fat diet (I eat lots of dairy). But I'm not overweight for my height. Oh, and I'm a total couch potato. Do you think if I exercised and did other things that would put my cholesterol under 200 very soon?

Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angela

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