Only a few doctors have had much success reducing atherosclerosis. Drs Pritican and Esselstyn have been the most successful in this area. Dr. Esselstyn's approach is to reduce total cholesterol below 150 through diet and if necessary medication. While standard medical advice is to keep total cholesterol below 200 most people with cholesterol between 150 and 200 have some atherosclerosis and while it may not be a major problem most people do not start to reduce existing atherosclerosis unless they get below 150. Getting below 200 might be enough to stop further atherosclerosis but you won't start to reverse it unless you go below 150.
Medication will work but the best thing to do is start a diet that right I said it as well as an exercise program that works well with your lifestyle and abilities. I would check with your doctor before you do anything else, but you should know that once you get the problem solved you'll have to work to keep it that way. Prevention is key, pay it forward to others you think could benefit from what you have learned in the process. I know it will be a hard road but keep your chin up and know that you aren’t alone. Their are plenty of support groups out there based around this exact situation.
You need to talk to your doctor about medication and a chloesterol reducing diet. In the mean time, foods like oats are great for reducing levels of bad chloesterol.
wow, why do I always put the l in the wrong place when writing cholesterol?? (I had to think about that so much then to put it in the right place!)
You need to get to the doctor so he can prescribe medication.