This will depend upon the origin of your cholesterol problem. If it isn't HeFH or HoFH then diet and exercise can make a big difference. If you have inherited the HeFH or HoFH gene than you are genetically high and though those things will help, they won't be completely successful without the medication.
I have HeFH which means I inherited genetic high cholesterol from one parent (my mother). A qualified cardiologist can examine you, your lab work, etc. and diagnose if you have a genetic form or not.
There is very little awareness of HeFH or HoFH. You can learn more at www.thefhfoundation.org
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Not gotten off but was able to not be put on them in the first place. From one test to the next I was able to lower number with a change in diet and exercise. There is a setting on the tracker for cholesterol and I made sure to stay close to the lower number daily. Also upped the fiber. All the best to you!
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