High Cholesterol Management

High cholesterol is a condition in which the level of cholesterol in the blood is too high.

High Cholesterol Management 

High cholesterol is a condition that can lead to heart disease and stroke. It is also called hypercholesterolemia. The condition is caused by a high level of LDL-cholesterol or "bad cholesterol". This occurs when the body doesn't produce enough of the enzyme. It's possible that you may have high levels of HDL-cholesterol or "good cholesterol" which will counteract the negative effects of LDL-cholesterol on your health.

Q. What lifestyle changes are needed?

  • eat a heart-healthy diet
  • exercise regularly
  • quit smoking and/or vaping
  • limit alcohol consumption
  • maintain healthy weight 

Q. What is the treatment plan determined by?

  • blood cholesterol test results
  • age
  • family history of high cholesterol and heart problems
  • current health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and being overweight
  • risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke

Q. What are some of the medications for high triglycerides?

  • fibrates
  • niacin
  • omega-3 fatty acid supplements

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