Total Cholesterol is part of the Heart Health Profile. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is essential for healthy functioning of the body. However, high levels of cholesterol can build up in the arteries causing serious health complications. High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. A lipid panel is a common cholesterol test that measures the components of the cholesterol in your blood. Maintaining awareness of your cholesterol levels through regular lipid panels is an essential health precaution.
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What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?
There are generally no symptoms of high cholesterol. A Heart Health Profile can inform you of your cholesterol level.
Who should get a Lipid Profile (cholesterol test)?
Being overweight, eating a diet high in fats, and avoiding physical activity can contribute to high cholesterol. Age, gender, and family history can also affect your tendency for having an elevated cholesterol level.
The risk of developing high cholesterol generally increases as one gets older. Women’s cholesterol levels typically increase after menopause. A predisposition for high cholesterol can be hereditary.
Certain health condition like diabetes can increase the risk for high cholesterol. It is important to consult with a doctor to determine which risk factors may affect you. While you may not believe you are at risk, anyone can have high cholesterol.
It is recommended that all adults over the age of 20 receive regular Heart Health Profile Screening.