Learn About Cholesterol

High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

When was the last time yours was checked?

Most Americans with high cholesterol have no symptoms. So it is important to have your blood cholesterol levels checked. Your healthcare provider can determine how often.

There are two types of cholesterol: “bad” and “good.” LDL cholesterol is the bad kind. HDL is the good kind.  Too much of the bad kind – or not enough of the good kind – increases the chances that cholesterol will start to slowly build up in the inner walls of arteries that feed the heart and brain.

The American Heart Association offers a great resource to watch and learn more about cholesterol. At Lone Star Circle of Care you can see your primary care provider who can help you check your cholesterol and create a care plan if necessary.  Call 877-800-5722 to schedule an appointment.

The American Heart Association