In November 2015, I wrote about my wake-up call to take control of my health. My frequent appointments as a pregnant mom in the years preceding caused me to skip my yearly physical exams. For four years, I didn’t have a physical exam and had zero knowledge of the processes occurring inside my body. As far […]
When was the last time you’ve had a lipid panel done? A lipid panel is a blood test that measures your cholesterol (HDL-good, LDL-bad) and triglycerides. I had a test a few weeks ago but the last one I did was 4 years back in 2011. According to numerous health websites (WebMD, AHA, Mayo Clinic) a lipid panel should be done every 5 years for someone who is 20 years or older and anyone over 40 should have their levels check every year.