Cholesterol is a vital building block of cell membranes and hormones. Without it, our bodies couldn’t function; however, too much cholesterol can slowly build up in your arteries causing them to narrow or clog, which damages the lining of the arteries. As the arteries narrow, the circulation of blood in the body becomes restricted leading to angina (chest pain), heart attacks, or stroke.
Almost 40% of Canadian adults are classified as having high blood cholesterol levels. In most cases, high cholesterol does not produce symptoms. The only way to know if you have high cholesterol levels is to have your blood tested. It is important to keep your cholesterol levels in check!
Ask your Medicine Centre Pharmacist how healthy lifestyle habits can help improve cholesterol levels and prevent the complications caused by high cholesterol. If you already have high cholesterol, talk to one of our Pharmacists for advice on how to manage your cholesterol through medication and lifestyle changes.
Below is a list of Medicine Centre Pharmacies offering enhanced services in Cholesterol Management:
Abbotsford - Gladwin Pharmacy
Abbotsford - Marshall Pharmacy
Langley - Fraser Medicine Centre Pharmacy
North Delta - Marks Pharmacy
North Vancouver - Northview Compounding Pharmacy
Qualicum Beach - Qualicum Medicine Centre
Surrey - Surlang Medicine Centre Pharmacy
White Rock - Better Me Pharmacy