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High Cholesterol

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Having a high level of cholesterol in your blood can put you at risk of developing heart disease. Unfortunately, most people have no idea they have high cholesterol because the condition is symptomless until signs of heart disease begin to appear. That is why it’s essential to visit your primary care physician for regular checkups and blood work, and to pro-actively eat a healthy diet that helps keep your cholesterol levels down. Remember that if you are overweight or if you have a family history of high cholesterol, you are at a substantially higher risk of having this condition as well.

Causes & Risk Factors for High Cholesterol

  • Being Overweight
  • Eating Fatty Foods
  • Heredity

Treatments

  • Dietary Changes
  • Exercise & Other Lifestyle Changes
  • Medications

At Meadow Pointe Family Practice, our providers helps patients manage their high cholesterol and ensures appropriate follow-up care for those who may be exhibiting signs of heart disease. Make an appointment with us by calling 813.907.8430 or filling out an appointment request form online