Cholesterol helps build healthy cells, but too much of it can be dangerous and cause a heart attack or stroke. You cannot feel when your cholesterol is high, which is another reason why an adult wellness visit every year at Union Health Center is so important. During this visit, your primary care doctor will check your blood for high cholesterol.
If your cholesterol is high, your doctor will work with you to help bring it down. This might happen by taking medicine and changing some of your eating, activity and smoking habits. If you need help making changes to your everyday life, your team at Union Health Center is here for you and will keep supporting you over time.