High cholesterol is a common condition that can be managed by small lifestyle changes and Dr. Gopika Gangupantula’s instructions. It affects people whether they have diabetes or not, and can even be hereditary. If you want to manage your cholesterol and achieve your healthiest condition, visit Valley Diabetes & Obesity in Modesto, California to apply Dr. Gangupantula’s plan for you.
Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) that lives in your blood, derived from the food you eat. Your cells need cholesterol, but often various causes can lead to its buildup in your arteries. Having high cholesterol can produce severe consequences as it inhibits your blood flow.
By measuring your levels and comparing it with other risk factors, Dr. Gangupantula can more accurately assess your chances of being affected by blood-related problems. These other risk factors include:
Dr. Gangupantula can best assess your cholesterol levels to identify any risks for a heart attack or stroke.
Myriad factors can affect your cholesterol levels, including:
Therefore, high cholesterol tends to be caused by:
As every individual differs in bodily processes, visiting Dr. Gangupantula can clarify any concerns you may have about your habits.
High cholesterol does not produce symptoms. You should have regular blood tests performed to measure your cholesterol levels.
Having high cholesterol can spiral toward diseases and heart problems caused by atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in your artery walls. Atherosclerosis is known to:
Early detection and health care can improve your well-being before you reach atherosclerosis.
Many risk factors for high cholesterol are within your control. These include:
However, there are some risk factors you can’t change, including:
Dr. Gangupantula can best assess how to manage the risk factors you face. Schedule an appointment at Valley Diabetes & Obesity to optimize your health