High Cholesterol Specialist

Samuel B. Rush, MD

Internist located in Clovis, CA

High cholesterol is a common condition for patients being treated by Dr. Rush in Clovis, California. Some patients have high cholesterol because of hereditary conditions, but high cholesterol is also related to diet. If you are concerned with high cholesterol contact Dr. Rush for a diagnosis and possible treatment.

High Cholesterol Q & A

Why Do I Have High Cholesterol?

If you eat too much saturated or trans fat you are more likely to have high cholesterol levels in your body. Animal products, including whole milk, red meat, cheese, and butter contain cholesterol. When you eat these products you ingest this cholesterol into your bloodstream. Cookies, fries, potato chips and processed foods that contain trans fats also contain cholesterol. Too much cholesterol will build up in your arteries, and this can lead to heart disease. Since heart disease is the number one killer in the US, you want to keep a check on your cholesterol levels. Contact Dr. Rush to schedule a blood test to see if you have high cholesterol.

What Are the Best Treatments for High Cholesterol?

Some people have high cholesterol due to their diet alone. Others, however, are more apt to suffer from high cholesterol because of genetics. For these individuals, dietary changes alone may not be enough. Statin drugs are prescribed to individuals who cannot get their cholesterol levels down to a safe level. The best treatments for high cholesterol truly depend on the individual’s medical health. That’s why you want to see a doctor in order to find out why you have high cholesterol. Dr. Rush in Clovis, CA will diagnose your cholesterol issues and provide you with a personalized treatment plan.

Should I See Dr. Rush If I Think I Have High Cholesterol?

High cholesterol is called a silent killer because this condition has no symptoms that you will notice. Therefore, you will need to get a blood test to determine if you have high cholesterol. This requires a visit to see Dr. Rush in order to get lab testing completed. Dr. Rush will test your HDL cholesterol, as well as your LDL cholesterol. HDL is known as good cholesterol, and your body has to have a certain level in order to function normally. LDL, on the other hand, is bad cholesterol. This is the cholesterol you want to be concerned with. A lipid panel and blood test will tell Dr. Rush if you have high cholesterol.


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