Cholesterol is everywhere and it comes from two sources: your body and your food. The liver and other cells naturally produce about 75% of the cholesterol in your body while the remainder is added from animal products that we consume daily. Cholesterol is a normal part of the human body, involved in cell membrane functions, production of sex hormones and bile, insulation of nerve fibers and the metabolization of fat soluble vitamins. Cholesterol levels are impacted by the things that you eat and heredity as well.
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) can be inherited, but it’s often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices.. Exercising regularly and a healthy diet goes a long way toward reducing high cholesterol. Although you may have no symptoms, high cholesterol levels can have many negative effects on your health.
Increased risk of angina, atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke and heart disease all accompany high cholesterol.
This screening uses a small mobile unit and a finger prick to determine total cholesterol levels. Contact us today to schedule your cholesterol screening service from Vital Scan, Inc.!