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Procedure - Cholesterol Management

Unlike many diseases and conditions, high cholesterol has no visible symptoms and can only be detected by a blood test. Your cholesterol level is considered “high” when the bad, or low-density, cholesterol has accumulated in the walls of your arteries, making them narrow and hard. This reduces blood flow, which can result in more severe complications such as chest pain, stroke, and heart attack.

Some of the common factors that increase cholesterol levels include:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor diet
  • Diabetes
  • Large waist circumference

A cholesterol blood test will report levels of total cholesterol, high and low density (good and bad) cholesterol, as well as triglyceride levels. If your Ogden Clinic doctor finds your cholesterol levels to be too high, they will first recommend some simple self-management tools to restore healthy levels. If self-management and lifestyle changes alone do not reduce your cholesterol levels, your doctor may recommend some alternative treatments.

Self-Management

The most important keys to managing and reducing high cholesterol levels are maintaining an active lifestyle, losing excess weight, eating a healthy diet, and refraining from smoking and drinking alcohol. Part of eating a healthier diet includes eating less saturated and trans fat, both of which are commonly found in processed meats, packaged snacks, and margarine. Instead, choose healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, almonds, and fish. Patients with high cholesterol should eat lean meat, drink skim milk, and eat no more than 7 eggs per week. Eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as heart-healthy whole grains, can also bring down cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol Medication

If you have been unable to lower your cholesterol with diet and exercise alone, your Ogden Clinic doctor may recommend the use of cholesterol medication. There are a variety of different options available, including medicines that can help your body lower its cholesterol levels, lower its triglyceride levels, and alternative therapies for those who do not wish to use prescription drugs. Some common cholesterol medications include:

  • Lipitor
  • Crestor
  • Zocor
  • Welchol
  • Lopid
  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplements

Call Ogden Clinic today to schedule an appointment for a cholesterol blood test. One of our doctors would be happy to go over the results with you and help you develop a plan to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Kelly  Amann, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Elisabeth  Anderson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Brett  Arbon, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Chase  Bailey, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Enrique  Baires, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Carolyn  Belfry, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Candace  Bielik, PA-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Daniel  Broadbent, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Farmington

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Michael  Browne, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Stephen  Bruce, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Bridger  Butters, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Daniel  Chappell, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  McKay-Dee Hospital – Laborist Program, Farmington, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Chappell, Daniel, DO
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6080
D. Carl  Christensen, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Lane  Christensen, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Mark  Christian, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Van  Christiansen, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Samantha  Clarkson, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Clarkson, Samantha, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
David  Cope, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Jennifer  Crafton, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Crafton, Jennifer, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Christopher  Davis, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Darek  Eggleston, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Roxina  Fischer, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Rodney  Grogan, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Matthew  Hagemeyer, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Lane  Heder, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
John  Hemmersmeier, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Shelby  Holmes, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Canyon View

Holmes, Shelby, FNP-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Eric  Johnson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Brittany  Kester, PA-C, ATC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Dallen  Larson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Damon  Marsh, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Brian  Mattsson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Mattsson, Brian, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Lisa  Miconi-Correa, FNP-BC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Roark  Neville, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Grace  O'Brien, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Shelby  Pitts, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Skyline

Pitts, Shelby, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kerry  Reynolds, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Rohn  Rigby, MD, Family Medicine, Medical Weight Loss,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Rigby, Rohn, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Rebecca  Sandberg, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
J. David Schmitz, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Emily  Shanafelt, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Lisa  Stephens, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Kimberly  Taggart, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Farmington

Taggart, Kimberly, FNP-C
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Raymond  Ward, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Amanda  Ward, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Amanda, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-298-4112
Michelle  Wasden, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Renee  West, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Ryan  Westbroek, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kayleen  Wilson, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Jonathan  Wilson, FNP-C, Medical Weight Loss,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Wilson, Jonathan, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Darin  Winn, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Winn, Darin, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Kurtis (K.C.)  Woolf, MD, Family Medicine,  Grand View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Woolf, Kurtis (K.C.), MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Jessica  Wozab, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900