I have just been told by my GP that my cholesterol levels are very high ( 9.6 total and 7.3 LDL ) This is after my first ever blood test ( I am 54 ). He immeediately put me on 40 mg statins and told me I would have to take them for the rest of my life. He also said this high a level is genetic .
I am worried my children may inherit this condition. Both my parents have high cholesterol so it seems to true what my gp says.
I am a bit shell shocked but fully intend to change my diet and exercise more .
Do I need to have my children tested ( they are girls of 18 and 13 ) and should my gp recommend this ?
Thanks in advance