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Yes i am a 38 year old male. I'm 6'2 270 pds. I went

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Yes i am a 38 year old male. I'm 6'2 270 pds. I went for a physical last week and i am okay but had some labs drawn : this is my current lipid panel:TC=197 , Triglycerides=236, HDL=40 and LDL 110 . I also had a HS C reactive protein done and it was 1.8. My mother and father neither have h/o of heart disease. Some inlaws had CHF but were well in their 80's. I'm obviously overweight but i'm tall lol, I smoke one half a pack of cigarrettes per day. My diet could be better but i do occasionally eat healthy and take fish oil every day d/t my trig being elevated. B/P normally always 130/80. Based on all this info i have told you what would say my risk of heart disease is. If u feel i am at risk when would it most likely start to manifest itself. OOOO i do exercise 3 x a week 30 minutes a brisk jog... thanks so much
David
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi David
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

you didn't respond!

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Your risk of heart disease i about 6%.THis is calculated based on your information. That is still considered a low risk. But you need to improve your diet, start exercising refgularly, and of course quit smoking.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
This is the link to CVD risk calculator:http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/evalData.asp
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

so what percentage is considered high

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
anything more than 10% is considered higher risk.