At Leawood Family Care, keeping you healthy is our primary focus. Our high cholesterol treatments follow national guidelines for screening and preventive services.
We believe in providing the South KC community with access to affordable high cholesterol treatment in Leawood, so you can continue living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Our High Cholesterol overview
There are no physical symptoms of high cholesterol.
- Genetic inheritance
- Diet high in fat/cholesterol
Any age but more common over age 40
Treatment and Care
A treatment plan for hyperlipidemia is developed with your primary care provider and will include possible lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and possibly medication.
All providers at Leawood Family Care can help with high cholesterol treatment.
Sometimes it is necessary to enlist the services of a cardiologist as well.
High Cholesterol Prevention
Maintaining a healthy weight is important in controlling cholesterol.
A heart-healthy diet can significantly improve your cholesterol profile. The Mediterranean diet is recommended to help manage high cholesterol.
High Cholesterol Treatment in Leawood
Schedule An Appointment
It is important to manage your cholesterol based on current clinical guidelines as hyperlipidemia can contribute to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Schedule an appointment with Leawood Family Care today to discuss high cholesterol treatments in Leawood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I take a "statin" medication?
The most widely recommended medications to treat hyperlipidemia that is not well managed with exercise and diet alone are “statins.” For the vast majority of people, these are well tolerated and are clinically proven to significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Your primary care physician will monitor for improvement in your cholesterol and for potential side effects of the medication.