You have High Cholesterol. “Now what?”
Dr. Scumpia says:
1. Know your cholesterol even when you are young
2. If you have a family history of heart attacks and strokes before the age of 50 in men and before the age of 60 in women make sure you not only have your cholesterol checked but also your risk for cardiovascular disease
3. This can be done by measuring the thickness of your carotid ( the vessel which goes form the heart to the brain ) and by checking the calcium around your heart
4. If you have any signs of early plaque then you should be assessed for life style changes, risk of diabetes, good and bad cholesterol ratio and medications.
We offer these screenings in our office. Schedule your Heart Attack/Prevention Prevention screening today! 512-467-2727 or go to www.AustinThyroid.com