Knowing your cholesterol numbers by being screened for hyperlipidemia is the first step. Everyone should be screened once as a young adult, and then every 3-5 years based on your individual risk level. Individuals with cardiovascular disease or other risk factors should be screened more often. By the age of 35 in men and 45 in women, patients should have had their first screening.
Articles in this section
- What is hyperlipidemia?
- How common is hyperlipidemia?
- Who is most likely to develop hyperlipidemia?
- What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?
- What causes hyperlipidemia?
- How is hyperlipidemia diagnosed?
- What is a serum lipid panel?
- Who should be screened for hyperlipidemia and how often?
- How is hyperlipidemia treated?
- How do I take statins?