Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol
While knowing about all relevant risk factors for heart disease can lead individuals to make healthier lifestyle decisions, many doctors say that cholesterol testing that shows both good and bad cholesterol levels is one the most important things people can do to improve their heart health.
Many people believe that the lower their cholesterol is, the safer they are from heart attacks. But research has shown that high levels of a specific kind of cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, known as good cholesterol) can decrease the risk of heart disease.
Doctors say that when people know how much of each kind of cholesterol their body has they can make better informed decisions about their health.
"What I propagate is that people should know what their good and bad cholesterol is and how is it going to translate into heart attacks and brain attacks," Dr Suneet Verma, of the McGreevy Clinic in Sioux City told local ABC affiliate, KSFY.
Verma added that these tests can show who is at the highest risk of developing heart health problems.
Researchers believe that good cholesterol works to carry build-ups of bad cholesterol away from arteries and back toward the liver where it can be processed, according to the American Heart Association.
Related Articles from Private MD:
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