High Cholesterol: Myths & Facts
Genetic and family history are very important in cases of high cholesterol. Sometimes, patients are active, have a clean-eating diet and they’re healthy but they still have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, says Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care.
If there is a family history of early cardiac issues or problems, patients will be referred to a cardiologist.
Having cholesterol under control can help people be healthier, she says.