Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in the blood.

High Cholesterol is when your body develops fatty deposits in your blood vessels slowing the rate of blood flow throughout your body and limiting the amount of oxygen getting to your vital organs increasing your risk of heart attack or stroke.

High Cholesterol also known as Hypercholesterolemia, is often a result of poor eating habits and an unhealthy lifestyle making it treatable and even preventable with healthy eating and exercise. However it can also be a inherited condition

Symptoms

None. The only way to detect High Cholesterol is via blood test.

When to see a Health Care Provider,

It is important to have your cholesterol tested on a regular basis as set by your provider. It is important to have your cholesterol checked more frequently if you have a history of high cholesterol in your family.

For those who have questions or perhaps wish to make a scheduled appointment, please contact us at 928-733-6291.