Frequently Asked Questions About Cholesterol
Get answers to the most common questions about cholesterol, your health, and heart disease.
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a disease that causes very high levels of cholesterol and raises your risk for heart disease.
Understanding Cholesterol: Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol problems.
Finding the Ideal Cholesterol Ratio
WebMD explains what cholesterol ratio means and gives guidelines for reaching the ideal ratio. Learn how HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and heart disease are linked.
Common Heart Disease Drugs
WebMD takes a look at the various medications used to treat heart disease, from ACE inhibitors to beta-blockers to potassium.
Learn about cholesterol-lowering medications available in the U.S.
How to Stay Healthy After a Heart Attack or Stroke
Find out how diet, exercise, and cardiac rehab can put you on the path to a healthier life after you've had a heart attack or stroke.
Swap Foods to Get a Healthy Heart and Waistline
Find out what foods to eat to keep your weight down and your heart healthy.
How You Can Help Your Heart if You Quit Smoking
Find out how you can prevent heart problems when you end your tobacco habit.
LDL: The 'Bad' Cholesterol
A look at why LDL is called the "bad" cholesterol and how it affects your risk of heart disease.