High Cholesterol Specialist
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High Cholesterol Specialist Q & A
Cholesterol is a natural substance found in your blood that your cells use for energy. Under normal circumstances, there’s enough cholesterol in your blood to fuel your body’s functions and any excess is flushed out through your liver.
If you have too much cholesterol in your bloodstream, this waxy substance can build up in your blood vessels, compromising the flow of blood through your arteries.
There are two different types of cholesterol:
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which transports the cholesterol
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL), which carts off excess cholesterol
Your body functions best when there’s a proper balance between your LDL and HDL, and high cholesterol means that you may have too much LDL or too little HDL.
Because high cholesterol affects how your blood vessels function, the consequences of this condition can be very serious and include:
- Angina, or chest pain
- Heart attack
These cardiovascular issues can be life-threatening, which is why seeking care for your high cholesterol at Sure Medical PC is a good idea.
There are several factors that can lead to high cholesterol, such as:
- Poor eating habits (too much fat)
- Being overweight or having obesity
- Lack of exercise
- Lifestyle habits, such as smoking
- Pre-existing conditions like diabetes
As you can see, there are several contributing factors that you can address with Dr. Sure’s help to reverse your cholesterol numbers and protect your cardiovascular health.
Dr. Sure measures your cholesterol using a simple blood test. If he finds that your numbers are high, he treats your problem with medications and lifestyle changes. If you go back to the list of factors that can lead to high cholesterol, you’ll see that there are many ways to lower your numbers through:
- Losing weight
- Better diet
- More exercise
- Quitting smoking
These tweaks in your lifestyle and eating habits can bring your cholesterol numbers down and prevent some very serious cardiovascular issues from developing. Dr. Sure helps you tailor the best treatment plan for your lifestyle to increase your chances of success.
To lower your cholesterol numbers, call Sure Medical Care, or request an appointment using the online booking feature.