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High Cholesterol

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Like high blood pressure, high cholesterol is a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke and is typically only discovered during a routine physical exam by your family physician.

As a physician with a strong preventive health care focus, our family medicine physicians at Community Care Family Practice provide consistent monitoring of cholesterol levels in their adult patients, and proactively counsel patients on lifestyle modifications that can help keep their cholesterol under control. Such methods include quitting smoking, adopting a more healthy diet, addressing weight management issues and leading a more active lifestyle.

If you are a man aged 35 or above who is living in the vicinity of Zephyrhills, or a woman aged 45 or above, and haven’t recently had a regular physical exam in which your blood cholesterol levels were checked, contact our office to schedule an appointment at 813.788.3582 or complete an appointment request form online today.

What Causes or Contributes to High Cholesterol?

  • Advanced age
  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy weight
  • Family history of high cholesterol
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Some Medications
  • Thyroid disorders

Diagnosing High Cholesterol

  • Blood glucose test
  • Kidney function test
  • Tests to rule out an underactive thyroid gland

Treating High Cholesterol

  • Medications
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Low-fat diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Weight management