Posted by: AK | 2010/04/08


hi, is cholesterol the only sign of heart disease ? i am 34 and my cholesterol count is low (below 3). but my eldest uncle and grandmother both had a triple bypass and subsequently passed away years later due to heart attack. i want to know if there is any other method of detecting heart disease early besides cholesterol levels. coupled with that both my parents and 2 younger siblings have diabetes as well as all my aunts and uncles.

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With this history, it is important to consult an internal specialist. High cholesterol is not the only risk factor for eschemic heart disease. A strong family history is just as important as a high cholesterol count.


Dr Anrich Burger

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