Cholesterol: Treatment & Care

Doctors emphasize diet, exercise, and weight loss to reduce cholesterol. Medications are another important option to lower heart disease risk.

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Cholesterol: Diagnosis & Tests

A cholesterol blood test is the first step in diagnosing high cholesterol. We’ll help you understand your test results.

Cholesterol: Symptoms & Types

Symptoms & Types

There are no symptoms of high cholesterol. But if you have high cholesterol and other disease risk factors, there can be serious health complications.

Complications
Cholesterol, Heart Disease, and Other Health Problems

There’s a link between high cholesterol and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health problems. Here’s why it’s important that you lower your cholesterol.

Cholesterol

Do you have high cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia? Abnormal cholesterol levels such as high LDL cholesterol or low HDL cholesterol are a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. An unhealthy diet can cause high cholesterol. Sometimes high cholesterol runs in families. A low-cholesterol diet can help improve cholesterol levels. If the low-cholesterol diet does not work to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe medications.