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High Cholesterol Testing & Treatment

Consuming unhealthy foods frequently and physical inactivity may not seem like major issues while you’re young; however, when combined these can lead to serious health concerns, including high cholesterol. If you think you have high cholesterol, it’s time to visit the caring high cholesterol doctor at Montgomery Medical Clinic.

We do much more than provide comprehensive high cholesterol testing and treatment in Gaithersburg, MD. You can also count on our team to help you reduce and manage your cholesterol levels, and maintain a healthy lifestyle! We are also equipped with the diagnostic equipment needed to diagnose other conditions, like pneumonia.

High Cholesterol Testing & Treatment

Quality High Cholesterol Testing & Treatments

 

When you visit our primary care doctor for a routine visit, ask about high cholesterol testing, and we will request a blood test to check your cholesterol levels. Be sure to fast for at least 12 hours before the test for the most accurate measurements.

Your results are in—you have high cholesterol, which probably doesn’t sound like a big deal or a major problem. Did you know that with cholesterol problems put you at greater risk for heart disease? The good news is that you can control the risk by lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol and raising your HDL (good cholesterol).

Trust Our High Cholesterol Doctor for Service

 

As a qualified high cholesterol doctor, we will work with you to reduce your risk. There are a number of high cholesterol treatments and methods to get your health back on track. Some ways to lower your bad cholesterol levels include:

  • Lose Weight—Dropping just 10 pounds can help you lower your LDL levels by up to 8%.
  • Cut Back on Trans Fats—Avoid fried foods, baked goods, and stick margarines.
  • Exercise—Exercising for about two and a half hours a week can raise your HDL levels and lower your LDL levels exponentially.
  • Increase Your Fiber Intake—Filling up on fiber will keep you feeling fuller longer, and it will help to decrease your LDL levels.
  • Medications—Medicine, like statins, may be needed to manage your cholesterol levels. Our high cholesterol doctor will determine the right combination for you based on your age and overall health.