Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cholesterol Checkup

Is your cholesterol under control? Visit Healthscout.com and see the tools section to rate your cholesterol and few other health indicators.
My results were not too bad:
Thank you for taking the cholesterol mini-checkup!
Your answers indicate your recommended LDL cholesterol is 160 mg/dL or less. Consider seeing your physician to determine if your LDL level should be lower.

If you appear to have too much "bad" LDL cholesterol (usually, it should be under 130), see a doctor. It can clog your arteries and prevent blood from flowing freely. Worse, the clog may eventually break loose and cause a heart attack or stroke.

In many people, a low-fat diet and exercise can dramatically reduce bad cholesterol levels. But some people have too much LDL no matter how hard they try to lower it. That's when a medication may be necessary. Work with your doctor to figure whether you need to improve your cholesterol and, if so, how.


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