My mum has heart disease and also has very high cholesterol she said that I probably have high cholesterol too I am 13 if that helps. Am I at risk or heart disease? How much? What are the signs? Thanks. Do you know what I found? Yes you are at an elevated risk for Heart Disease because it runs in your family. How much exactly would depend on many factors, like how healthy of a lifestyle you live. Heart disease can cause different symptoms, such as arrhythmia’s (abnormal heart rhythm), shortness of breath, fatigue, poor circulation, high blood pressure, and can lead to a Heart Attack or Stroke. You are 13, and shouldn’t be thinking of Heart Disease yet. Ask your Doctor how you can best improve your Diet, and remain active by exercising. Do not smoke. Then you will not have to worry about Heart Disease the same way when you get older.
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