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High cholesterol treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my high cholesterol?

Yes. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose high cholesterol online by asking about your symptoms and recent laboratory results. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they will be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of action.

If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your blood. Although cholesterol is necessary, high cholesterol occurs when these fats grow rapidly and build up due to eating a high-fat diet, making it hard for blood to flow through your arteries. 

High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and, in more severe cases, can result in a heart attack or stroke.

What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?

Most people with high cholesterol do not exhibit any symptoms, and only find out that they have high cholesterol upon taking a blood test.

How can I treat high cholesterol?

To help manage and prevent high cholesterol, you should commit to a healthy diet and lifestyle. You can implement practices such as losing extra weight, not smoking, managing your stress levels, being physically active, drinking less to no alcohol, and eating less sodium and fat. 

In addition to making changes to your lifestyle, you may be prescribed medications, such as statins, by your doctor to help lower the amount of cholesterol in your body.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Patients love using Maple

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

- Play Store review

Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!

- App Store review

Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

- App Store review

The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

- Facebook review

Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

- Facebook review

Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

- Facebook review

Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

- Facebook review

I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

- Facebook review

LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.

- Facebook review

Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

- Facebook review

Conditions Maple doctors can treat

Mental health

Our doctors are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

Some examples include:

Women's/men's health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

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