High Blood Cholesterol

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is cholesterol?
  2. Do our bodies need cholesterol?
  3. What is LDL cholesterol?
  4. What is HDL cholesterol?
  5. What is high blood cholesterol?
  6. What are triglycerides?
  7. What is atherosclerosis?
  8. What is coronary heart disease?
  9. Many things can affect a person's blood cholesterol level. What are some of the things I can control?
  10. What are some of the things that affect blood cholesterol level that I cannot control?
  11. How often should you have your cholesterol levels checked?
  12. What blood tests are used to measure cholesterol levels?
  13. What is a desirable level for total cholesterol?
  14. What is a desirable level for LDL (bad) cholesterol?
  15. What is a desirable level for HDL (good) cholesterol level?
  16. What is a desirable level for triglycerides?
  17. What is my LDL goal and how is it decided?
  18. What are the factors that affect my LDL goal?
  19. What is the main goal of cholesterol-lowering treatment?
  20. How is high blood cholesterol treated?
  21. What is TLC?
  22. What are the major types of cholesterol-lowering medicines?
  23. If I take cholesterol-lowering medicine, do I still need to continue the TLC lifestyle changes?
  24. Do cholesterol-lowering medicines cure high blood cholesterol?
  25. What if I have high triglyceride levels?
  26. If I have any other health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, can I continue to take medicines for these conditions while also taking cholesterol-lowering medicines?

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