Calcium score 263

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Im beyond worried

im 50 yrs old and recently took myself to a &e because i had really odd chest pain anyway i ended up having a ct angiography which presented a calcium score or 263 they couldnt see variaus bit because of "heavy calcification" the letter which came from hospital only suggested i needed to go back "if i still had ongoing pain" yet when i researched this it suggested i was on the 99th percentile ??? can anyone clear this up

ALSO for a whole year ive had 24/7 left upper back pain , and ive managed to convince myself this is connected ??

any thoughts?

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    Not sure whether you are in the US or UK so dont know the ranges for the '263'

    Lots of good info on the internet and lots more bad. If I were you, I would look firstly, at my diet, maybe try something like Paleo. If you smoke, then stop. Take gentle exercise. How is your BP?

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      my bp is medium to high so being monitored been put on statins as cholesteral was 5.7 im a non smoker and not super fit but certainly not unfit I eat healthly but since menopause has kicked in i need to loose a stone , since my trip to a & e im in aspirin and a beta blocker

      i have little sharp waves of discomfort go "through or around " my heart and shoulder / back pain which ive had for over a year now

      im in the uk

      im worried sick !

      thanks for your reply x

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      Statins are really not good for you. Research another way of lowering cholesterol (if in fact it is actually too high, you need to see results to see levels of HDL and LDL)

      May sound random, but have you had your thyroid levels checked?

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