The lipid clinic is run by one of our practice nurses. You will be invited to attend the lipid clinic if you have any history of heart disease, stroke or circulation problems.
Lipids is the term used for the different fats in your blood and it has been shown that the control of these can reduce your risk of further circulation problems occurring. You will be asked to have blood tests 7-10 days prior to the lipid clinic appointment.
The results of your blood tests will be discussed with you when you attend your appointment. The appointment will also involve:
- Height and weight check
- Blood pressure
- Lifestyle advise i.e. smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise
- Urine check
- A medication review
If all is well you will be offered yearly appointments otherwise you will be seen more frequently until any problems are dealt with.