Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Heart Health and Cholesterol

Cholesterol testing may help reduce the risk stroke

Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol

Cholesterol testing may be an important part of determining an individual's risk factors for several serious illness, including heart disease and stroke. Elevated levels of cholesterol may make these conditions - which take years off a patient's life expectancy - more likely.

In fact, a recent study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association found that complications following a stroke can deprive a patient of an average of two full years of healthy life.

Cholesterol testing may help individuals avoid stroke by assessing their risk of blood vessel blockage, the main cause of stroke. Those who are at high risk can make lifestyle changes that may help them avoid suffering a stroke.

Keun-Sik Hong, who led the study, said that showing people the concrete dangers of stroke in terms of loss of healthy years may help them understand the importance of making these lifestyle changes.

"This study delineates the burden of post-stroke complications with a more comparable and more understandable scale - healthy life years lost," Hong said.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Americans, killing nearly 140,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ADNFCR-2248-ID-19872564-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top