Was on here a little while ago with questions about diet as I have confirmed genetic FH. I am 30 years old, very fit and active (high intensity exercise 6 times a week, mountaineer and endurance athlete). Have just had the results of a C-IMT ultrasound and I'm in the 75th percentile for my age/gender for atherosclerosis and high risk for CVD. They want to put me on statins.
Question 1: I want to have a family in the next year or so and do not want to be on statins for baby/breastfeeding
Question 2: Statins have so much bad press recently, is this really the only option?
Question 3: Does anyone know how serious I should be taking this... what are the normal values for C-IMT for my age/gender, anyone know?
Sorry for so many questions. I still feel so young and fit, its come as a bit of a shock.
Thanks in advance!