A complete cholesterol test is also called a lipid panel or lipid profile. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly. However, too much cholesterol can lead to:. To be on the safe side, you may want to get your cholesterol tested every five years beginning as early as age In some cases, your doctor may ask you to fast before having your cholesterol levels tested. To check your cholesterol levels, your doctor will need to get a sample of your blood.
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I am a GP living in Macclesfield, having graduated from Aberdeen medical school many moons ago. This blog is my best effort at providing some balance to the increasingly strident healthcare lobby that seems intent on scaring everyone about almost everything. Is there a foodstuff that is safe to eat anymore? Is there any activity that does not cause cancer or heart disease? This constant haranguing about health has had an impact. It was first noticed by a US doctor called Clifton Meador. The change amounts to a loss of confidence in the human form.
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Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is a ketogenic diet safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children.
Matthew and Mrs. Stephanie Austin. During February, we recognize the legacy of Black Americans who laid the foundation for the activists, health care professionals, social entrepreneurs and everyday heroes — and celebrate Black Americans who are making history every day.