When you’re diagnosed with high cholesterol, your doctor can be an important source of information about how to reach your cholesterol and heart-health goals. While it’s up to you to take action, healthcare professionals can help you manage your heart disease risks, advise you about necessary lifestyle changes, and propose medication and other interventions.
How should you start a conversation with your doctor about lowering your cholesterol? The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends preparing yourself for your next appointment by creating a list of questions. Use the following tool, which we created with help from the AHA, to help get the answers you need.
How does it work?
To create a guide that will make it easier to talk with your doctor about cholesterol, mark off the questions you have from the list below. Then, print your list and bring it to your next doctor’s appointment.