Do You Have Heart Disease and Not Know It?

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I had cholesterol coming out of my skin

a on Feb 4, 2008 at 6:25PM

"Through routine blood work, it was found that my cholesterol was 600-plus, with triglycerides at over 1000. I had cholesterol coming out of my skin! That and it being difficult to breathe were the only symptoms. It was then discovered I had a blocked artery at 100 percent, that my heart had made its own bypass and that I could expect a heart attack within a couple of years... Time will only tell what will happen with this broken heart of mine." — cl-champagneonice

Doctor's Tip — Check cholesterol once a year, starting at age 20. Talk to your doctor about getting a blood test, called fasting lipoprotein profile, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. More tips that could save your life >>

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