One of the largest health issues affecting men is the threat of high cholesterol. Unlike many conditions, high cholesterol becomes a risk around the age of 20 and continues on throughout life. While there are a variety of predetermining factors (like genetics) that we can’t control, there are some that we can. By following a few easy preventative and maintenance measures you can help your body wage the war against high cholesterol which is known to raise the risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.
1. Get Your Cholesterol Tested at Least Once a Year
It’s recommended that men over 20 have their cholesterol tested at least once a year. If you know you have a family history of high cholesterol, you may want to speak with your doctor about getting tested on a more frequent basis. There are 2 levels that are tested in your blood, LDL and HDL. (more…)