Cholesterol & Triglycerides Health Center

Cholesterol Health Check

High cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Abnormal levels of LDL cholesterol or HDL cholesterol are treated with a low-fat diet, exercise, and medications such as statins.

Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Your body needs some cholesterol, but not too much.

A surplus can cause plaque to build up in your arteries and make it hard for blood to get to your heart. That can cause chest pain, called angina. If the blood supply is completely blocked, you will have a heart attack.

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