I'm new here and I am writing because I recently had some blood work done and it showed high cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and some other things.
I am just kind of puzzled and concerned about this because I am only 17, not overweight, eat a healthy diet and didn't have this problem before. My doctor just told me that it's probably hereditary etc., and that I won't die tomorrow just because I have high cholesterol. However I also take birth control, which according to my gynecologist can increase your risk of blood clots and I frequently feel some pain deep in my leg...should I be worried about my cholesterol and triglycerides? And how could I lower them?
Thanks in advance