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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has the doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with high cholesterol?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What medications are you taking (if any) for High Cholesterol? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about High Cholesterol

Top 10 Questions about High Cholesterol

  1. What is high cholesterol and what causes it?
  2. What is the difference between good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and triglycerides?
  3. How will high cholesterol affect my daily life and long-term health, including my risk of heart attack and stroke?
  4. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  5. Are there any symptoms of high cholesterol?
  6. What are my treatment options for high cholesterol?
  7. What are my current cholesterol measurements and what are my goals?
  8. What can I expect from my cholesterol medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my cholesterol medication?
  1. What is high cholesterol and what causes it?
  2. What is the difference between good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and triglycerides?
  3. Is high cholesterol curable or controllable?
  4. How will high cholesterol affect my daily life and long-term health, including my risk of heart attack and stroke?
  5. How can I lower my risk of developing complications from high cholesterol?
  6. What types of healthcare providers do I need to see for high cholesterol and when?
  7. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  8. Are there any symptoms of high cholesterol?
  9. Could any of my medical conditions or medications cause high cholesterol levels?
  10. How is high cholesterol diagnosed?
  11. Can my primary care doctor diagnose high cholesterol or will I need to see a specialist?
  12. How will you know which type of high cholesterol I have?
  13. What are my treatment options for high cholesterol?
  14. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my high cholesterol?
  15. What are my current cholesterol measurements and what are my goals?
  16. Are there any nutritional supplements, vitamins, or herbal supplements I should consider taking?
  17. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to support my treatment?
  18. Are there specific foods I should eat, or avoid, to help lower my cholesterol?
  19. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  20. What can I expect from my cholesterol medication and how long will it take to start working?
  21. Why are you recommending one type of cholesterol medication over another for me?
  22. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  23. How long will I need to take my cholesterol medication?
  24. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my cholesterol medication?
  25. Are there any side effects of my cholesterol medication that should prompt me to call you or seek immediate medical attention?

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Top 10 Questions about High Cholesterol

  1. What is high cholesterol and what causes it?
  2. What is the difference between good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and triglycerides?