What does a cholesterol test actually measure?

During a physical exam, your doctor may recommend cholesterol and triglycerides tests. These tests measure lipids—fats and fattyCholesterol substances your body uses for energy. Lipids are stored in your blood and tissues. High lipid levels may mean you’re at higher risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Learn more about these blood tests here.

The highly trained physicians at Internal Medicine Physicians of the North Shore have extensive experience diagnosing high cholesterol and helping patients manage their heart health. Call (978) 531-7677 to request an appointment at our internal medicine office in Peabody, MA.