Doctor Napalkov advised to start checking cholesterol levels after 40 years

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Cardiologist Dmitry Napalkov: after 40 years, you should check your cholesterol level at least once a year.

Doctor Napalkov recalled in an interview that the most effective way to determine high cholesterol levels is through an appropriate blood test.

“If the patient does not get tested, he will never know about high cholesterol levels, because it “does not hurt” and does not announce itself in any way “, the doctor said, talking with Gazeta.Ru.
Napalkov advised starting to regularly check cholesterol levels after 40 years – this should be done, according to the doctor, at least once a year. The specialist warned that with an increased cholesterol content, it is deposited in the vascular walls, coupled with the formation of plaques that contribute to the blockage of blood vessels and arteries. Plaques that are deposited and accumulate in the coronary artery supplying the heart significantly increase the risk of a heart attack.

“Therefore, the less cholesterol in the blood, the lower the risk of myocardial infarction,” the expert concluded.
Previously portal wrote about three factors that determine a person’s susceptibility to stroke.

Important! Information is provided in the reference books purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Dmitry Napalkov Dmitry Napalkov Health cardiologist, doctor of medical sciences, professor