Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
High cholesterol can affect people from early childhood through older adult years, while usually not showing any symptoms, Experient Health reported in its latest post in the Living Well Blog series it launched this month on its web site.
A “simple blood test” can determine cholesterol levels and adult individuals should ask their physician about getting tested at least once every five years, Experient Health wrote. Children as young as 2-years-old should also be checked if they have elevated risk factors like being overweight or a family history of high cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods.
“Did you know your body needs cholesterol to function normally and you usually receive all you need from the food you eat? However, too much cholesterol is bad; it builds up in arteries, reducing blood flow and increasing the risk for heart disease and stroke,” according to the Living Well post.
“A simple blood test called a lipoprotein profile can measure your total cholesterol levels, including LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol), HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or “good” cholesterol), and triglycerides.”
Experient Health’s Living Well Blog series covers topics ranging from healthy recipes, conservation, vaccination seasons, exercise tips, healthcare news and more.
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