Cholesterol Brochure Essay

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Time to take action:

Everyone can work on lowering their LDL cholesterol and raising their HDL. So how can we do this? (Merck, 2013)

1. Lifestyle: The biggest change you can make is through lifestyle. Eating healthy is very important. Stay away from saturated fats and refined sugars. Become a member in a gym or find a running buddy. An increase in physical activity also helps decrease weight.

2. Medications: It may be necessary to take medication to lower your cholesterol. Statins, such as Simvastatin, are often prescribed for high LDL.

3. Procedural Approach: If cholesterol is advanced, such as severe hyperlipidemia, the MD may decide to remove LDL by extracorporeal plasma exchange. This is only done when there is
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Who Should I Go To For More Information:

1. The American Heart Association

2. Community Education Classes at your local hospital

3. Center for Disease Control

4. Set up an appointment to see an endocrinologist or cardiologist
Who Should I Go To For More Information:

5. The American Heart Association

6. Community Education Classes at your local hospital

7. Center for Disease Control

8. Set up an appointment to see an endocrinologist or cardiologist
High Cholesterol

What’s the Big Deal?
High Cholesterol

What’s the Big Deal?
References

P881_Heart360_Cholesterol_Guide. (2014, January 1). Retrieved January 21, 2015, from http://www.ksw-gtg.com/heart360/guide/#/16/

CDC. High Cholesterol. (2014, February 28). Retrieved January 21, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/

Dyslipidemia. (2013, September 1). Retrieved January 21, 2015, from http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine_and_metabolic_disorders/lipid_disorders/dyslipidemia.html?qt=dyslipidemia&alt=sh

Cholesterol test. (2014, November 12). Retrieved February 9, 2015, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholesterol-test/basics/definition/prc-20013282

General measures to reduce cholesterol levels. (2013, August 13). Retrieved February 9, 2015, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0058546/
References

P881_Heart360_Cholesterol_Guide. (2014, January 1). Retrieved

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