February is Heart Health Month: What You Need to Know About High Cholesterol

Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States have high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? High blood cholesterol can be hard to detect, as it often shows no signs or symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share a wealth of important information about what you need to know about cholesterol:

  • Managing cholesterol early in life is key to lowering your risk for heart disease. Here are 4 ways to take control of your cholesterol levels today: http://bit.ly/2DLXXMZExternal
  • When it comes to cholesterol, there’s the good and the bad. Find out the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol, and how and when to have your cholesterol checked: http://bit.ly/2x7EctJExternal
  • What are statins, and do you need to take them? Get the scoop on these cholesterol-lowering medicines: https://bit.ly/2SdW2VF

Understanding and managing your cholesterol is an essential component of maintaining a healthy heart. Your doctors at Consulting Cardiologists are here to help! They can discuss your risk factors, screenings, and steps to maintain healthy levels.

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