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There I am concerned about my partner as he has high

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hello there I am concerned about my partner as he has high cholesterol and his reading was 11 and is he at very high risk of a stroke or heart attack. he doesn't go back to see his doctor for another 2 weeks. can you tell me could he have a skoke or heart attack any time.. and he also has PKD Thatis a family history of it his reading was 200 and is that very bad. plus he has high blood pressure..
please help asap as sacred that I could lose him.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello PKD?

Polycystic kidney disease?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes that is right?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
OK
So what is your exact question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

he has high cholesterol and his reading was 11 and is he at very high risk of a stroke or heart attack at anytime..

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Only according to that total cholesterol number. Increased risk.
But if the HDL cholesterol is high, then the risk is reduced.
So you can not say just by that number, but in general, increased risk.
This is not an emergency.
But the level needs to be discussed with his doctor.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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