Cholesterol is an essential fat found in every cell in the body, used to produce things like hormones, vitamin D and bile salts. There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, commonly referred to as “good cholesterol,” and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, referred to as “bad cholesterol.”
While a certain amount of cholesterol is necessary, too much cholesterol can block the flow of blood through the arteries. This narrowing of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis, can eventually lead to a stroke or heart attack . Most people don’t experience symptoms associated with high cholesterol, but those whose high cholesterol causes arteriosclerosis may experience chest pain.
Here at SCV Medical Group we strive to work with our patients to monitor their labs regularly, discuss different treatment options for them to help them bring down their cholesterol in order to avoid some chronic diseases that can develop over time. Along with offering them weight management program in order for them to lose weight and bring down their cholesterol naturally.