How often should cholesterol be checked?

Answer On One Hand: Every Five YearsAccording to WebMD, cholesterol tests (lipid panels) happen every five years for normal patients. Normal is defined as a total count of less than 200mg/dL including HDL... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How often should cholesterol be checked

Do you have your blood pressure and cholesterol level checked on a regular basis?

What about blood-sugar checks on regular basis, in addition to what you recommend?

How long does it take for cholesterol medicine to begin lowering my cholesterol?

On One Hand: Some Lower Cholesterol QuicklyThere are four basic categories of cholesterol treating medications: statins, fibrates, resins and nicotinic acid (niacin). Statins such as Lipitor® (ato... Read More »

What does it mean if someone has high blood HDL Cholesterol and low LDL Cholesterol levels?

These are SUPER good numbers. HDL is 'Good' cholesterol, you want to be over 40 on this one. Your HDL is SUPER high for a male.LDL is 'Bad' cholesterol. You want to be ideally below 100 on this ... Read More »

How to Raise Good Cholesterol and Lower Bad Cholesterol?

Lowering your bad cholesterol 10 percent can decrease your chance of a heart attack or stroke by 20 percent, Harvard Medical School says. Bad cholesterol can collect on and under artery walls and c... Read More »