Abraham Tekola discusses the importance of cholesterol screening

Elevated LDL cholesterol can easily be managed with medicine or lifestyle changes such as switching to a healthier diet, increasing physical activity and managing one's weight.
July 21, 2010 - PRLog -- Cholesterol screening can be worth it, even if you're young and feel healthy. Approximately two-thirds of young adults have one or more risk factors for coronary heart disease.

Coronary heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease, is a buildup of calcium, plaque and fatty material in the arteries that restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart and can lead to a heart attack. It's one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

"You can improve the number of risk factors by eating healthy, increasing your physical activity, stop smoking and monitoring your weight," says Dr. Abraham Tekola.

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About Abraham Tekola, MD

Dr. Abrham Tekola practices family medicine in Carmichael, California. For more info go to http://abrahamtekola.blogspot.com
Source:Barbara Klein
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Location:Carmichael - California - United States
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