Consistent high levels of cholesterol (>200mg/dL) can lead to increased risk of artery blockage, heart attack and stroke. Consumption of a high fat diet, obesity (BMI >30), large waist circumference (>40in males), smoking history, sedentary lifestyle and family history increase your risk of disease.
High Blood Pressure
Uncontrolled blood pressure (hypertension) can cause permanent heart damage which can lead to heart disease and stroke. It is most often diagnosed after the age of 20, in males at a higher rate than females. A poor diet, family history, high stress levels and an inactive lifestyle will greatly increase your risk of this disease.
Unmanaged thyroid levels can cause increased levels of fatigue, weight gain, hair thinning and depression. If you don't have enough thyroid hormone, your body processes slow down. That means your body makes less energy, and your metabolism becomes sluggish.
A medical professional will review your medical history and perform a physical exam that may include lab testing. Once your lab results are in, we will contact you to discuss your results and the necessity of treatment.