Doctors emphasize diet, exercise, and weight loss to reduce cholesterol. Medications are another important option to lower heart disease risk.
You can treat high cholesterol with healthy lifestyle changes like diet, exercise, and weight loss and, sometimes, meds too.
If you’re diagnosed with high cholesterol, will you need to start taking a statin or other medication? Not always.
Several types of prescription drugs can lower LDL. Get to know what each of them does.
If you’re taking medicine to lower your cholesterol, there may be times when it makes you feel less than your best.
As with any medical condition, an aggressive high cholesterol treatment plan can come with a hefty price tag.
Doctors and scientists keep studying cholesterol to see what else they can learn about it.
Most people who take statin drugs tolerate them very well. But some people have side effects.
Statins can cause some unwanted symptoms, such as muscle pain.
A statin intolerance occurs when you have an allergy to the drug or develop a negative side effect.
When statins don’t work, doctors sometimes call it statin resistance.
PCSK9 inhibitors are a new class of drugs that lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol.
There are many alternative treatments that claim to lower cholesterol. Before you try any, talk to your doctor.
When you’re trying to lower cholesterol or triglycerides, you may end up in a vitamin shop, facing dozens of supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that have been promoted for a variety of heart, brain, and other health benefits.
If you’re managing your cholesterol, you know food plays a big part. Plant sterols and stanols have a valuable role.
Red yeast rice extract (RYRE) is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been purported to lower cholesterol.