Cholesterol is a silent killer in America. Many Americans die of heart disease caused by high and unhealthy levels of cholesterol. It is important to understand dangerous cholesterol numbers and adapt diet and exercise to reduce cholesterol. It is also important to know what causes higher cholesterol. Only by regular blood tests and doctor checkups can one learn if cholesterol is an issue in one’s life.
The article, “Everything You Need to Know About High Cholesterol” from Healthline takes a closer look at cholesterol and answers many of the basic questions. The article states,
“If you’re age 20 years or older, the American Heart Association recommends getting your cholesterol levels checked at least once every four to six years. If you have a history of high cholesterol or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, your doctor may encourage you get your cholesterol levels tested more often.”
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Regular check ups, exercise and good diet are critical to good cholesterol numbers. Please also review AIHCP’s Nurse Patient Educator Program. Nurse Educators play a pivotal role in helping patients understand their condition and how to better cope and live a more healthy life. The program is online and independent study and opened to qualified nurses seeking a four year certification in Nurse Patient Education.