Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Kidman Park

Cholesterol

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is carried around the body in the blood. The body produces most cholesterol naturally, and it is found in some foods.

How is it measured?

Cholesterol is measured by a simple blood test. You will need a referral from your GP to have your cholesterol tested.

What is LDL/HDL? Lipoproteins carry cholesterol in the blood. The two main types that carry cholesterol to and from cells are called low density lipoproteins (LDL-C) and high density lipoproteins (HDL-C). The lower the density of the lipoproteins the more fats it contains. High density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol) is called the ‘good cholesterol’ because it helps to keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries. Low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) is called the ‘bad cholesterol’ because it is the main source of cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries. Statin medication works to reduce this LDL-C.

How high is too high?

Generally, the lower your LDL cholesterol, and the higher your HDL cholesterol, the better. This is especially true for people with Coronary Heart Disease or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Talk to your GP about what your blood fat levels should be and they will take into consideration any other risk factors such as smoking/diabetes/blood pressure/body weight and overall health.

What causes high cholesterol?

High cholesterol is mainly caused by eating foods high in saturated and trans fats.

Foods high in saturated fats and trans fats include fatty meats, full fat dairy products, butter, coconut oil and palm oil, and most deep fried take-away food plus commercially baked products, such as pies, biscuits, buns and pastries.

What is wrong with high cholesterol?

High cholesterol causes fatty deposits to gradually build up in blood vessels, making it harder for blood to flow through. This can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol is also a major risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease.

How can I reduce my cholesterol?

Lifestyle changes including quitting smoking, increasing exercise and enjoying healthy eating can help in reducing cholesterol. Speak to your GP for advice. At Pro Health Care we also have dietitians available to give you advice on healthy eating.

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Kids Health Checks Available at Pro Health Care
Our Clinics are donating a portion of every kids health check to Heart Kids to help raise awareness of congenital heart disease in children. Call or Book Online to arrange a Kids Health Check.