The September is National Cholesterol Education Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association.
The Cholesterol Education Month raises awareness about high blood cholesterol, a serious condition that affects over 71 million Americans and increases the risk of developing heart disease. It is a chance to encourage people to get their blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high.
There are two primary types of cholesterol: the LDL, or bad cholesterol, is the kind that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes. The HDL, or good cholesterol, reduces heart disease risk – the more the better. The American Heart Association suggests getting cholesterol initially checked at age 20, and then every four to six years or as recommended by your doctor.
If you have not had your wellness checkup for over a year, it is time to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider. If you don’t have a primary care provider, please give us a call as we accept certain insurances for primary care services.
There are four lifestyle ways to lower blood cholesterol levels:
- Healthy foods
- Regular exercise
- No smoking
- Lean weight
In additional to provide urgent care services, myDoc Urgent Care also provides primary care services and accept major commercial insurances so that you can count on us for wellness checkup and routine bloodwork done this month.
We encourage everyone to schedule your wellness physical and vaccine appointment with your healthcare providers this month.
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