Given the ‘at risk’ status of the participants, Bluecrest Health Screening found the responses to the survey all the more surprising (and frightening).
A survey performed by the American Heart Association of 800 adults has found that although people in the ‘at risk’ bracket are aware that high cholesterol can lead to heart disease and stroke, many of those surveyed felt uncertain about how to deal with their cholesterol levels.
This lack of knowledge and confusion about how to properly manage cholesterol levels can be put down to a number of reasons. Most people have probably heard of “good” and “bad” cholesterol – but how many of us really know what these terms mean? Jargon used by doctors and GPs can often be confusing to those of us who aren’t trained in the medical profession, and although your GP would probably be happy to sit you down and explain the finer details of high-density lipoproteins, hypertriglyceridemia and triglycerides, it’s safe to say that they’re unlikely to do so.
We know how important peace of mind is when it comes to your health, which is why all checks performed at our screenings are fully explained to you in jargon-free terms by our trained clinicians.