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For those with high cholesterol, there are many steps you can take to lower your cholesterol levels, prevent heart problems, and live a long life. That’s why it’s so important to work closely with your doctor to create and follow a treatment plan to get your cholesterol under control.
Need-to-Know NumbersCholesterol may be one of many preventable risk factors for heart trouble. To better understand your cardiac health, your doctor will conduct tests to pinpoint other factors that can be increasing your heart disease risk. The following tests provide important health numbers that you need to know.
Acting on Your NumbersGetting tested and knowing these health numbers is important. But taking steps to improve them if there’s a problem is vital. You have the power to significantly reduce your risk for heart disease. By working with your doctor to control your cholesterol levels and develop a plan to keep other risk factors at bay, you can live a longer, healthier life.
Originally published February 11, 2016
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