You need to have your cholesterol checked if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). High cholesterol raises your risk of heart attack and stroke. People with RA already have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke than people without RA. A cholesterol test helps your doctor check your overall risks. Once you know your cholesterol levels, your doctor will know how to help you lower these risks.

Talk to your doctor about getting a cholesterol test. Learn about your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Have RA? Get your cholesterol checked today!