is National Cholesterol Education Month
What is cholesterol?
What is the difference between LDL and HDL?
How does the concentration of cholesterol affect my health?
How do doctors monitor LDL and HDL?
Cholesterol and triglyceride testing is done as part of a routine physical exam to screen for a lipid disorder. It can also be done whenever a patient is experiencing unusual symptoms. High cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia, is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It is important to monitor cholesterol levers in order to understand a patient's risk for these diseases.
How do I interpret a cholesterol reading?
What else does the cholesterol test tell me?
What can I do?
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