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CHOLESTEROL DILEMMA: QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR

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Heart Health

CHOLESTEROL DILEMMA: QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR

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First visit- Just diagnosed, what to ask?

·        What do my numbers mean? 1

·        Why did I get high cholesterol, is it my diet? Or my genes? 2

·        What’s my target cholesterol level? 1

·        How often should I perform cholesterol lab test? 1

·        Is there any lifestyle changes that can help lower my cholesterol?2

·        How does the medicine you prescribed work? 2

·        What if I missed a dose, is there anything that I can do? 3

 

Follow up visit- Having more inquiries!

·        How long should I continue taking the prescribed medication? Is there any long-term side effects? 2

·        My test are normal, should I continue taking the medication? 2

·        Can I exercise on my own? And is it beneficial to lower my cholesterol? 2

·        Where can I learn more about how to live with high cholesterol? 2

·        Am I still away from the target cholesterol levels? 3

·         Is there symptoms that I may need to lookout for? 3

References:

1.       Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Cholesterol. 2017. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/features/cholesterol-questions/index.html Last accessed: 22/06/2019

2.       10 Questions to Ask Doctor about High Cholesterol. 2017 WebMD Available at:
https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/guide/questions-doctor-cholesterol Last accessed: 22/06/2019

3.       Cholesterol - what to ask your doctor. Medline Plus. 2018 Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000211.htm Last accessed: 22/06/2019