Has your doctor warned you that you have high cholesterol? Do you have a family history of high cholesterol? If you haven’t had your cholesterol levels checked in a while, it could be time to call the Men’s Vitality Center, Arizona’s leading men’s primary medical service provider. We offer a variety of health care services specially designed for men from physicals to STD testing and beyond. Being a man means doing what’s right. Taking care of your health, specifically cholesterol management, is the right thing to do not only for yourself, but for your loved ones, too.

Common Cholesterol Factsdreamstime_xxl_44683488

  • High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and several other health problems.
  • There are no symptoms of high cholesterol.
  • More than 34 million Americans have levels of cholesterol that put them at risk for high cholesterol-related health problems.
  • Some people are predisposed to high cholesterol. If it runs in your family, make sure to have your cholesterol levels checked yearly.
  • If you were able to take a look at your cholesterol-clogged arteries, they’d look like they were lined with a thick layer of butter.
  • Cholesterol can show up on your skin as redish-yellow patches. These are called xanthomas and normally occur in people who have other health problems like diabetes.
  • You can also have low cholesterol, and that can be unhealthy! Low cholesterol has been linked to anxiety and depression.
  • Cholesterol-free food can still raise your cholesterol.
  • High cholesterol can also be linked to erectile dysfunction. That means it’s not only bad for your heart, but bad for your relationships, too!

Cholesterol can be complicated and if you’re not a certified physician, you probably can’t determine whether or not you have normal cholesterol levels. Only a medical professional can tell you if you need to change your lifestyle to help with cholesterol management. Schedule an appointment at the Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe to speak to a professional about our cholesterol management services today!