National Cholesterol Education Month

Posted 9/27/2021 in Family Practice

Brought to you by Regional Family Health

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Regional Family Health (RFH) is participating in this awareness month by providing education on what cholesterol is and ways you can take control of your cholesterol. 

What is the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol? LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol is known as “bad cholesterol” because having high LDL levels raises your risk of heart attacks, strokes and other health problems. HDL (High-density lipoprotein) is known as “good cholesterol” because people with high HDL levels tend to have lower risks of heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems. 

Do you want to take control of your cholesterol but don’t know where to begin? “I’d recommend cutting out processed/junk foods and sticking with naturally grown foods,” states RFH Nurse Practitioner, Kristen Jensen. “By cleaning up your diet and incorporating 30-60 minutes of exercise into your daily routine - even just walking everyday can make a huge difference.” 

Take control of your health. Take control of your life. If you have questions or concerns about your cholesterol, don’t hesitate to call your primary healthcare provider.