Too much fat (cholesterol) in the blood contributes to the silent process of atherosclerosis and over time this can cause narrowing and blockage within blood vessels. If untreated over a period of time, this can lead to angina, heart attacks or strokes.
High cholesterol is often picked up during blood tests for other conditions or when a patient is diagnosed with a heart condition.
The following factors influence whether you have high cholesterol:
- family history of high cholesterol and coronary artery disease
- poor diet
- lack of exercise
- obesity / being overweight
- excessive alcohol consumption
Cholesterol can often be lowered with simple lifestyle changes to combat these factor.
On occasion, it is often necessary to start medication to reduce your cholesterol and there are various options including monthly injections.
If you’re worried you might have high cholesterol, you can book an appointment with Dr Modi to arrange tests, discuss risk factors and consider various treatments for elevated cholesterol.
Think you might have high cholesterol?
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