Cholesterol is a substance found in your body. It is needed for many functions, but elevated levels significantly increase one’s chances of heart disease. High cholesterol can cause fatty deposits along blood vessels, which can eventually cause poor circulation, stroke and heart attack.
At Low Cost Health Clinics, cholesterol is monitored by obtaining a lipid panel. It is monitored frequently every 3 months especially in those with comorbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes due to the significant increase in risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious medical conditions.
Hypercholesterolemia can be controlled with diet, exercise and medication. The healthcare provider will advise what is best for each patient depending on comorbidities, cholesterol level and lifestyle.