Cholesterol Treatments Directory
If you have high cholesterol, your doctor will recommend dietary changes and may also recommend the use of medications to help lower your cholesterol levels. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cholesterol is treated, what medications may be prescribed, benefits and effects of cholesterol drugs, and much more.
The Basics of Cholesterol
Learn about cholesterol, including ways to lower it.
Learn about cholesterol-lowering medications available in the U.S.
Most Common Side Effects of Cholesterol Drugs
There may be times when cholesterol medications make you feel less than your best. Learn how to manage side effects and when to talk to your doctor.
Cholesterol Meds: When You Might Need More Than One
Sometimes, one cholesterol drug just won’t cut it. Learn when you might need more.
Lower Your Cholesterol Fast With These 11 Easy Tips
Living with high cholesterol? Try these 11 easy tips to lower it, fast!
Soy Protein and Cholesterol: Benefits, Risks, How Much to Eat
What you should know about soy protein and cholesterol. Find out what the research shows and the best sources of soy protein.
How to Cut Down on Drugs for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Type 2 Diabetes
Learn safe ways to cut down on medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
Inactivity Linked to Cholesterol Problems
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about why sedentary people are more at risk for cholesterol problems.
What LDL Level Should I Strive For?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, describes LDL cholesterol levels and what you should aim for.
Understanding Cholesterol Treatments
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about cholesterol treatments for people with diabetes.
Are Injectable Cholesterol Drugs Right for You?
Are you a candidate for a new type of cholesterol drug?
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16 Tips to Lower Cholesterol and Prevent Heart Disease
Is your "bad" (LDL) level too high? Bring it back down with these tips.
Cholesterol Too High? Drugs That May Help
If diet and exercise changes don’t bring down your high cholesterol, your doctor may want you to start taking a medication. There are many types of drugs you can try.
Foods To Help Lower LDL (‘Bad’) Cholesterol
When you're working on lowering your LDL ("bad") cholesterol, what you eat matters. These foods can help.
Test Your Cholesterol Smarts
Take this cholesterol quiz to find out more about LDL, HDL, fats, and statins and how they affect your good and bad cholesterol.
Cholesterol Quiz: What Do Your Numbers Mean?
Do you know which cholesterol test number is most important for your heart? Test your knowledge with this quiz.