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I have familial hypercholesterimia. I cannot take statins or

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I have familial hypercholesterimia. I cannot take statins or repatha. Any advice?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: An endocrinologist. I inherited type 1 diabetes that hit me almost overnight - at age 58 (same as two other relatives). I have my diabetes under control with no damage to my body as a result of having this. My uncle (Dad's brother) always had cholesterol of 600 and he died of alzheimers in his late 70's.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: No history of heart disease.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My blood pressure is about 128/76, my A1C is 6.2, I had an ECK done and the doctor said my heart looked great.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

What has your endocrinologist recommended?>

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He has nothing to say at this point.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Anything I can do to lower my LDL and raise my HDL cholesterol without medications?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 month ago.

There are many other cholesterol med choices.

That is why I asked.

Have you seen an internal medicine doctor, or cholesterol specialist?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I cannot take statins of any kind and I cannot take Praluent (Repatha).