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  • Cholesterol screening is a critical preventive health measure that helps you understand and manage your heart health. Cholesterol, a fat-like substance found in your blood, is essential for building cells and producing certain hormones. However, too much cholesterol can accumulate in your arteries, leading to atherosclerosis, a condition that narrows and hardens your arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

    Why is Cholesterol Screening Important?

    Regular cholesterol screening is essential for early detection and management of high cholesterol levels. High cholesterol often presents no symptoms, making it a silent threat. Early detection through screening allows you and your healthcare provider to take proactive steps to manage your cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

    The Screening Process

    A cholesterol screening typically involves a blood test called a lipid panel, which measures your total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. It's a simple test that can be done at a doctor's office, clinic, or even through home testing kits. Fasting for 9-12 hours before the test may be recommended to ensure accurate results.

    Managing Your Cholesterol Levels

    If your screening results show high cholesterol levels, your healthcare provider may suggest lifestyle changes, such as adopting a heart-healthy diet, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol intake. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help manage cholesterol levels more effectively.

    Don't Wait to Get Help!

    At Walk In Clinic of NYC, we prioritize your heart health by offering comprehensive cholesterol screening services. Our clinic is open for extended hours, six days a week, and we accept most major health insurance plans. Take control of your heart health today—walk in to Walk In Clinic of NYC for your cholesterol screening and expert care!

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