What’s Big Deal About Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat. Another word for fat is ‘lipid’. That is why when you have some blood work done to check the cholesterol it is often referred to as ‘lipid profile’ or ‘lipid panel’. Cholesterol in itself is not bad.

The Heart Series: The Conclusion

We advocate periodic health checks. If you have been diagnosed with hypertension or with abnormal cholesterol levels, it is even more necessary to have your check-ups as scheduled by your health care team.

The Heart Series 04

Allowing your blood pressure to get out of hand makes the heart work harder and gets enlarged. This can lead to heart failure. It can also cause hardened arteries, raising your risks for heart attack, stroke, and other problems.

The Heart Series 03

Cigarette smoking causes 87% of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems including but not limited to lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts.


If your belt size is slowly getting bigger, that’s something to be concerned about. If you can no longer see your feet when you stand upright because of the size of your waistline, there is something to be concerned about.


When it comes to the heart’s health, there are some things you can’t control, like getting older, or having a parent with heart disease. There are however many things you have control over.