High Cholesterol Treatment Clinic in Wylie TX
A high cholesterol level means that there is a higher proportion of the fatty substance in your blood than what is normally produced naturally by your body. Our board-certified internal medicine doctors can provide comprehensive and personalized treatment for high cholesterol. Contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 615 S Highway 78 Suite 100 Wylie, TX 75098.
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What is cholesterol?
What are the warning signs of high cholesterol?
What are the causes of high cholesterol?
Do you provide treatment for high cholesterol at Mercy Medical Clinic?
Mercy Medical Clinic is home to highly-skilled internal medicine physicians who specialize in chronic disease management and are here to help support you in addressing any of your medical needs for your hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) diagnosis. If you suffer from high cholesterol or any other chronic disease, then you know first-hand how important it is that you have a doctor that understands your needs and how your illness affects all of the other aspects of your life. Internal medicine physicians specialize in chronic diseases and treating the body as a whole. Our board-certified physicians will get to know you and your lifestyle so that your treatment will be as tailored to your needs and values as possible. The physicians are beside you every step of the way to support you for the long haul so they will get to know any other medical concerns or diagnoses you have and can work with or around anything of note rather than focusing on just addressing your hyperlipidemia symptoms alone.
Cholesterol is a substance that is found in all of the cells in your body to help make vitamin D, and hormones, and supports digestion. It can be described as waxy and fat-like and is essentially an excess of fats or lipids in your blood. The disease of having high cholesterol is known as hyperlipidemia. Your body will naturally produce as much cholesterol as it typically needs, but if too much more is mixed into your bloodstream and a high proportion of cholesterol is found in the blood, it can lead to an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Heart disease is caused by the excess fats or lipids partially or fully blocking your arteries, and can also cause a stroke depending on where the blockage is in your body.
Even though the only accurate way to indicate whether someone has high cholesterol or not is by performing a blood test, a few physical symptoms to look out for are sudden dizziness, confusion, slurring words, sudden loss of balance and coordination, facial asymmetry (one side of your face could look droopy around the eyelid and mouth), and numbness in your face or limbs or the inability to move, particularly when only one side of your body is affected.
A high cholesterol level means that there is a higher proportion of the fatty substance in your blood than what is normally produced naturally by your body. While a high cholesterol level can be hereditary, it can also be caused by an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Too much fatty food, smoking or drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, being overweight, and not exercising enough are the first factors to assess when questioning if you are at risk for high cholesterol.
Treatment for high cholesterol at the Mercy Medical Clinic falls under the chronic disease management service that the clinic provides. The disease of high cholesterol is also known as hyperlipidemia, and our experienced internal medicine physicians will provide support with this long-term chronic disease as well as any other medical services or referrals you may need. Our physicians are also there to help you manage your medication and answer any other questions you may have along the way.
At Mercy Medical Clinic, we will provide long-term support and management for your high cholesterol and provide any further services that may be required by fully certified professionals. Please call or book an appointment online today to find out more about our chronic disease management services. Our open hours are from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and we are located conveniently at 615 S Highway 78 Suite 100 Wylie, TX 75098. We look forward to hearing from you anywhere within Wylie TX, Lavon TX, Rockwall TX, Sachse TX, Allen TX, and Winningkoff TX.