on February 23, 2015
at 01:36 PM
So, high cholesterol is not, in and of itself, a disease. It is a risk factor. That risk factor depends on whether or not the cholesterol is having an athersclerotic effect. If it's not having such an effect, then, you know, whatever.
If you have the insurance/money and the inclination then you can get a heart scan. Apparently a negative result on a heart scan is a pretty clear verdict that "everything's a-ok" and that the cholesterol is busy doing things that aren't hardening your arteries (such as helping to raise your testosterone). As per the wiki article a positive result is apparently a bit trickier. At age 27 I am not sure if this test would have much to show, but you can do some research and ask your doctor if it makes sense to give it a whack.