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I am up to around 193 pounds again. I'm wondering if I have high cholesterol? I know I need labs, but my blood pressure has gone up at its resting rate over the past few months consistently. I am usually 145/95 at rest with pulse usually averaging 110-115. I feel like I am exercising hard enough and actually have been closer to 188 pounds as of most recently, but would I be "safer" if I get my lipid levels checked by blood testing and made sure hyperlipidemia is not going to be of a risk factor to me in continuing exercise? I've had problems with windedness, dizziness, coughing a lot, and ears ringing, with neck noises (sounds like a clicking noise) that all occur throughout the day in various orders (intermittently). I have a family history of my mom having high cholesterol and she takes a STATIN drug. I'm only 22 and weigh about 188, so I want to avoid medicines if I can for high cholesterol. How can I help keep my cholesterol down and in a safe range with dietary means?

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replied June 23rd, 2018
Cholesterol Answer A64068
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Avoid fatty foods.Do regular exercise. Use isphagul husk daily in the morning in one glass of water.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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