Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your bloodstream, and it is made to build healthy cells and hormones. When your cholesterol levels are too high, you are more at risk to experience heart disease, artery blockage or a stroke. This is usually the result of a poor diet, age, obesity, consumption of alcohol or tobacco products or a family history of this medical condition. To see if you have high cholesterol, our doctor may suggest running a blood test during your appointment to check your cholesterol levels.
After Dr. Layne Hermansen has determined you have high cholesterol, he may prescribe medication and suggest lifestyle changes you need to make. These changes could be a following a healthy exercise regimen, adding fiber-rich foods to your diet, cutting back on alcohol and lowering stress levels. Implementing healthy habits early on can also work to prevent high cholesterol. Our doctor may recommend coming in to test your cholesterol levels often if you have a history of high cholesterol.
To learn more about our high cholesterol treatments in Draper, Utah, and schedule an appointment with our doctor here at My Family Doctor, please call 801-542-7111. We provide a welcoming office space as we care for you and your family.