The NHS is already struggling, you say - surely they don't want perfectly healthy looking people turning up at busy surgeries and taking up valuable doctors' time? That's where you're wrong. Between heart attacks, strokes, and supplying and monitoring people on Statins, the effects of cholesterol do not come cheap. By getting organised and heading down to your local GP, we can ease this pressure and possibly take action before it's too late!
- You don't take regular exercise
- You're overweight
- You can't stop smoking
- You have high blood pressure
- You have a family history of heart related problems
At Cowan House we can really help you with these first three, which in turn should help reduce your blood pressure too!
If all is well, a phone call to discuss results could be all you need and they may not want to see you again for a while. Alternatively they might want to chat through the preventative measures to avoid taking Statins or having further treatment. Once you start taking Statins, it's quite likely that you will be on them for life - so do both yourself and the NHS a huge favour and get yourself sorted before you have to go down that road. There is plenty that you can do to help!