Although you usually don’t feel symptoms of high cholesterol, having high cholesterol is a health factor that shouldn’t be ignored.
There are tests your doctor may perform to check your cholesterol levels and any signs of plaque buildup in your arteries. The fasting lipid profile is a cholesterol test doctors use to measure the cholesterol in your blood.
One way your doctor can look for signs of plaque buildup is by placing a stethoscope on your neck, abdomen, or leg to listen to your arteries during a physical exam. Your doctor is listening for bruits (pronounced brew-ees), which are faint whooshing noises caused by the turbulence of blood rushing through restricted arteries.
Another way your doctor can check for signs of plaque buildup involves taking your blood pressure at the ankle and arm. This technique is called the ankle/brachial index.
Talk to your doctor about prescription CRESTOR.
When diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol, adding CRESTOR can help.
In adults, CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet to lower high cholesterol and to slow the buildup of plaque in arteries as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal.
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