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How do I know if I have high cholesterol?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: A blood test
A simple, standard blood test is the way.

In brief: A blood test
A simple, standard blood test is the way.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get a lipid panel
Go to a health fair, your local public health office or you doctor and ask for a "fasting lipid panel.
" there are 3 separate goals: one for the hdl-c (good cholesterol), ldl-c (bad cholesterol), and for the triglycerides (bad little fats). Make sure you are meeting the goals for all 3. "high total cholesterol" is not important - we now know that each of the 3 parts are much better to use.

In brief: Get a lipid panel
Go to a health fair, your local public health office or you doctor and ask for a "fasting lipid panel.
" there are 3 separate goals: one for the hdl-c (good cholesterol), ldl-c (bad cholesterol), and for the triglycerides (bad little fats). Make sure you are meeting the goals for all 3. "high total cholesterol" is not important - we now know that each of the 3 parts are much better to use.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
Thank
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