Beginning in low risk women around the age of 35, your physician will perform a cholesterol screening to promote cardiac health and prevent cardiovascular disease. While low-risk women may only need a cholesterol screening every three to five years, high-risk women may be screened more often and from an earlier age.

Cardiovascular disease risk factors include:

  • Dyslipidemia
  • Family History
  • Hyper-cholesterol
  • Obesity

To combat high cholesterol and cardiac disease, diet and exercise will usually be the first line of defense. Even minor increases in daily exercise or alterations to diet can have a tremendous impact on your overall health.

For More Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 847.570.5020.

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