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My cholesterol levels have been gh my whole adult life but 2

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My cholesterol levels have been high my whole adult life but 2 years ago the only thing that was a little high was my bad cholesterol at 113 I was pregnant oct of last year n my total came back at 244 n my bad one at 167 now I'm 5 months postpartum n the
levels r the same my doctor put me on Lipitor 10mg but I'm afraid of liver problems and heart disease
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

You don't need lipitor.

can you work on diet/exercise?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have .. How would I know if I have heart disease?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only reason Lipitor is cause I'm 34 and 10+ years always had doctors tell me my levels are high
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

You could do a calcium score and see if you have buildup in your arteries

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How would I do that?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

ask your doctor to order one

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Is there any blood test for that also
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

nope

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok.. Any symptoms of i did?
I have panos disorder and I'm so stressed out since she has told me to go on liptor n being that I was pregnant n my levels raised so high in a year n now a year later n 5 months postpartum I just don't want to miss anything.. I don't want to b walking around with any health issues due to the levels n not kno...esp heart attack or heart disease
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please accept additional services. thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

thanks. just click accept and I can answer any questions you need

Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 1 year ago.

Calcium scoring is a useless test in a person who is 35 year old, it will not help in evaluation, best test in this case to rule out heart disease which is least invasive is stress echocardiogram, according to AHA and ESC 2014 guidelines on coronary artery disease, calcium score check is not helpful in your case.

http://my.americanheart.org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/ByTopic/TopicsA-C/ACCAHA-Joint-Guidelines_UCM_321694_Article.jsp#.VmBDH2CjLdk

you can easily check all these guidelines on the above link, let me know if you have questions, thank you. DO rate as positive if no further questions, thank you.

Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 1 year ago.

I hope answer was helpful....