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Cholesterol

What Do My Cholesterol Levels Mean?

cholesterol

Since high blood cholesterol signals a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, it's important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly and discuss them with your health care provider.

 

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*If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to make an appointment with us by calling 434.395.2102.

 

Normal Cholesterol Levels

Recommendations:

  • Have your lipid panel repeated every 5 years
  • Eat a heart healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • If you smoke, please quit. REMEMBER: 8 out of 10 Longwood students don't smoke!

 

Borderline Normal Cholesterol Levels

Recommendations:

If you have cardiac risk factors according to the American Heart Association , you should consult your primary care provider.

If you do not have any risk factors then:

  • Have your lipid panel repeated every 5 years
  • Follow dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association
  • Exercise regularly
  • If you smoke, please quit. REMEMBER: 8 out of 10 Longwood students don't smoke!

 

Abnormal Cholesterol Levels

Recommendations:

  • Schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care provider.
  • Until your follow-up, we recommend following dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association and exercising regularly
  • If you smoke, please quit. REMEMBER: 8 out of 10 Longwood students don't smoke!