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High Cholesterol

  1. 0 My doc informed me today that my cholesterol levels are high. I imgine that I will be put on cholesterol lowering medicine.

    Question is: Will this hurt my chances of joining the military, again?
  2. Visit  Lambert5883 profile page

    About Lambert5883

    Lambert5883 has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Neuroscience ICU, Orthopedics'. From 'Harrisburg, PA'; 51 Years Old; Joined Apr '05; Posts: 135; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  JakeT profile page
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    I can only tell you of my own personal experience with MEPS. My cholesterol was over 200 and my doctor put me on Lipitor. When I went to MEPS this was not an issue with the Docs at least for me.
  4. Visit  sandman1914 profile page
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    Quote from Lambert5883
    My doc informed me today that my cholesterol levels are high. I imgine that I will be put on cholesterol lowering medicine.

    Question is: Will this hurt my chances of joining the military, again?
    Get in contact with a recruiter and that person should be able to give you a definitive answer. Also, they usually will pull whatever strings they can to get you physically qualified to join the military.
  5. Visit  ANC_Maj profile page
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    I skimmed the "Standards of Medical Fitness" AR and found no reference to hyperlipidemia as an exclusionary disease. You can check it out for yourself at: http://www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r40_501.pdf. The only references I came across had to do with flight physicals (esp. for aviators) and over-40 physicals (for all).

    Good luck!
  6. Visit  Lambert5883 profile page
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    Quote from ANC_Maj
    I skimmed the "Standards of Medical Fitness" AR and found no reference to hyperlipidemia as an exclusionary disease. You can check it out for yourself at: http://www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r40_501.pdf. The only references I came across had to do with flight physicals (esp. for aviators) and over-40 physicals (for all).

    Good luck!
    Thanks ANC_Maj. I spoke to my doctor and he said that as long as it is being "controlled", it will not be a factor for exclusion. I started treatment for it this weekend.


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