Cholesterol is an essential type of fat that is carried in our blood. All cells in our body require cholesterol for many processes, such as hormone production and helping our body use Vitamin D.
Our body generally makes all the cholesterol we need, thus there’s no need to eat foods high in cholesterol. In fact, having too much cholesterol in our blood stream puts us at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
Screen For Risk of Developing Heart Disease
We have partnered with Diabetes Victoria in rolling-out the Life! Program.
The Life! Program is a free lifestyle modification program that helps participants reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes as well as heart disease. Participants can choose from a group course or a telephone health coaching service and learn more about nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress and managing lapses.
Ask ATARA Compounding Pharmacy now, to screen for your risk of developing heart disease and be referred to the Life! Program to reduce your risks now.
Check Your Cholesterol Levels
Checking your cholesterol levels are important, as cholesterol can build up in blood vessels and block the flow of blood. When checking your cholesterol levels, it is important to understand the different classifications.
LDLs are known as ‘bad’ cholesterol. LDLs carry cholesterol to body tissues that require it. However, high levels of LDLs in our body could block the flow of blood.
HDLs are known as ‘good’ cholesterol. HDLs carry cholesterol from our body tissues to the liver, where cholesterol can be removed from our blood.
Triglyceride are a type of fat found in our blood which gets carried to our body tissues and gets stored for energy.
ATARA Compounding Pharmacy is able to provide assistance in checking your cholesterol levels as well as provide advice on how to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol.