I’m 28 & have had it since first getting checked for it in my early 20’s.. Currently its pretty high for me, around the 250 mark but generally sits around the low -mid 200’s
I too am healthy. i wanna lose a few pounds but I am in a healthy weight range. I also exersice daily & eat really well. Doctors seem to always jump to the conclusion i am super unhealthy, but I’m soo not! I think mine is genetic like yours most likely is.. and unfortunatly if its genetic its gonna be super hard to control without meds. I’m not on meds as I refuse, heard such nasty things – will only go on them when im in my 30’s & if its super necessary i’ve decided. please know all your options before going on statins.. doctors love giving people statins when they dont always need them. Sure, they do help many people, but if you do some research, sometimes they can do more harm than good
As for advice – first do you know your single numbers? such as ldl, hdl etc? Although its high, if you have good ratios then its not such a huge concern.. they say now the ratio is more important than the overall number. My trigs are perfect which makes me stress a little less. Know your ratios and if they’re good if may give you a peice of mind. theres tons of info on the internet about it
Also, if you’re not already doing it – take fish or krill oil daily, like a large dose. it may not decrease your overall number but it may increase your good cholesterol which is a really good thing. I’ve done tons of research and theres also a few other things that have worked for some, eg.. fibre tablets, naicin, green tea..
Alsoooo… food wise, try avoid bad fats but eat plenty of good fats – eg, raw almonds, avocado, olive oil.. again, these will all boost your good cholesterol. The more good choletserol you have, the more it will clean up the bad cholesterol so it wont stick!
Sorry for the long post.. just wanna help, trust me, I know how much it sucks.. i’m super paranoid about having a heart attack and get some crazy anxiety about it.. but in reality if you are healthy and have no other risk factors, i wouldnt stress too much 🙂
good luck.. let me know if you have any questions about what i said!