High Cholesterol Treatment Options
At Low T Center, we offer high cholesterol treatment. First, we’ll do a health assessment that includes a cholesterol check. If your cholesterol is high, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan for you.
How We Diagnose High Cholesterol
There are two types of cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein. HDL is known as the “good” type of cholesterol and actually protects your health, while LDL is the “bad” cholesterol that clogs your blood vessels. Generally, people mean high levels of LDL when they talk about having high cholesterol, and this is the type of high cholesterol that needs treatment.
You can get a cholesterol test done at a men’s healthcare clinic. At the Low T Center, we test your cholesterol as part of a full lab panel when you come in for a health assessment. The lipid test checks the fat in your blood and tells us what your cholesterol levels are.
The Importance of High Cholesterol Treatment at Low T Center
There are no symptoms that indicate that you may have high cholesterol although this can be a dangerous condition. Eventually, the buildup in your arteries can lead to a heart attack or a stroke, and often people are not aware of their condition until this happens. This is why keeping an eye on your cholesterol levels is so important.
Our approach to health care at Low T Center is to prevent illnesses when possible. This means that if you have healthy cholesterol levels, we may talk to you about how to maintain those levels. If your LDL cholesterol level is getting a little high, we may discuss how you could bring it back down to healthier levels. If your level is already high, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan for you to address the issue.
Getting High Cholesterol Treatment at Low T Center
High cholesterol may be largely due to genetics and may be unaffected by your lifestyle choices. In other cases, your high cholesterol could be a result of eating an unhealthy diet and exercising too little.
We’ll talk to you about your lifestyle and what kind of changes you could make to achieve or maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. A high cholesterol diet that includes foods that will raise your levels of LDL cholesterol should be avoided, but it could be beneficial to eat foods that increase your HDL cholesterol levels. We may give you some nutritional advice as part of your overall treatment plan. An exercise program may also help you lower your cholesterol levels.
If lifestyle changes are not sufficient to manage your cholesterol levels, you might need medication, such as statins. We’ll work with you, following up with you on your treatment plan and making adjustments as needed.
At Low T Center, we want to help you stay healthy. To get your cholesterol checked and get high cholesterol treatment if you need it, make an online appointment with us today.