treat high cholesterol with lifestyle medicine clinic serving greater atlanta

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is another chronic condition that is greatly influenced by lifestyle changes. Elevated cholesterol levels increase our risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD).

ASCVD is a condition that affects your heart and blood vessels. It happens when fatty substances, cholesterol, and other materials build up in the walls of your arteries over time. These deposits are called plaques.

When the plaques build up, they can narrow and stiffen your arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through them. As a result, your heart may not get enough blood and oxygen, leading to various heart problems.

If one of these plaques ruptures, it can create a blood clot that can completely block the blood flow in the artery. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke, depending on which artery is affected.

ASCVD is a serious condition that can cause heart attacks, strokes, and other heart-related issues.

At Healthy Conditions, our goal is to help you gain back control of your health. Our experts are here every step of the way to help you create a lifestyle plan that will target the health issues affecting you.

We use the latest scientific evidence to guide our laboratory testing, and look at various tests and calculations that help us identify your risk for ASCVD.


Our experts will guide you in creating eating habits that incorporate a varied diet rich in fruits, vegetables (including leafy greens), legumes, seeds, nuts and whole grains that can have a dramatically positive impact on cholesterol levels.

We’ll also help you optimize physical activity levels, which further support healthier cholesterol levels.

Smoking speeds up the rate in which fatty plaque forms in your arteries. Quitting smoking is essential in our approach to managing high cholesterol.

If your ASCVD risk is elevated we may also prescribe medications in conjunction with lifestyle changes to lower your risk as much as possible.

We use a comprehensive, individualized approach with each of our patients to help them take back control of their health.