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my chances of having the same? im 66 and on simvastatin 20mg?

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what are my chances of having the same? i'm 66 and on simvastatin 20mg?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.S.A.Alam replied 5 years ago.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Hello,

Dr.S.A Alam :

In most cases this is an age related disease and adding factors like taking more fatty diet add to this problem.

Customer:

does drinking increas my risk?

Dr.S.A Alam :

if you have got high cholesterol levels then alcohol may worsen this control and add as a risk factor.

Dr.S.A Alam :

So as you have written that you are taking simvastatin then in this case high alcohol intake can cause dislipidemia and can worsen your cholesterol control.

Customer:

what is dislipidemia?

Dr.S.A Alam :

It is actually medical term for altered cholesterol levels.

Customer:

thank you

Dr.S.A Alam :

If you have strong family history of heart attacks and carotid stenosis then this also is a risk factor.

Dr.S.A Alam :

You are welcome.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Still have some questions ?

Customer:

no thank you

Dr.S.A Alam :

ok, then.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Have a nice day and take care.

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