Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a serious but treatable genetic condition that results in exceptionally high blood cholesterol levels.
A blood test can be used to measure cholesterol levels and other fatty lipids, but why do doctors ask you to fast before having a blood test?
Saturated fat can raise blood cholesterol levels which in turn increase the risk of heart disease.
BootsWebMD provides tips for things you can do now to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
If you have just found out you have high cholesterol, or are looking for more advice and information about what you can do to help tackle it, we can help. Use these resources to find out about support and treatments.
Statins are effective at helping to reduce cholesterol levels and to help reduce the risk of heart problems, but they can cause side effects for some people.
Basic information about cholesterol and problems it can cause.
There are a number of drugs recommended to manage cholesterol, the commonest are called statins. It is important to follow a doctor's advice on when to take medication.
Once diagnosed with high cholesterol with a blood test, a doctor will recommend measures to better manage cholesterol levels. These range from eating a healthier diet to being prescribed medicines to lower cholesterol.
When doctors talk about cholesterol concerns, they usually mean the so-called bad cholesterol: LDL.
Red yeast rice is a traditional Chinese medicine that may help lower cholesterol. Several types of the extract are sold as supplements.
We look at triglycerides, triglyceride levels, and how to lower them through medication and lifestyle changes.
A high level of cholesterol in the blood doesn't have obvious symptoms, but it can increase your risk for conditions that do have symptoms, including heart disease, stroke and other circulatory problems.
High cholesterol doesn't usually produce any obvious symptoms so higher than ideal cholesterol levels are diagnosed with a simple blood test. Learn what the test result numbers mean.
Are home cholesterol testing kits a useful and accurate way to check cholesterol levels between appointments with your doctor? Read on to learn whether using a cholesterol home test kit might be right for you and of their reliability.
High cholesterol can cause narrowing and blocking of blood vessels, increasing the risk of conditions including heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Cholesterol can be confusing. How can you tell bad cholesterol from good cholesterol, and how can you reduce bad cholesterol levels? Get the facts on cholesterol.
Learn about high cholesterol in children, including its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Information on stocking your kitchen with heart-healthy foods to maintain a heart-healthy diet.
A person's risk of having high cholesterol depends on many different factors. Some of these factors can be reduced with lifestyle changes.
When it comes to HDL cholesterol levels, high is good. Find out why.
What you eat counts in a diet to lower cholesterol, but so does how much you eat. As well as choosing healthier food choices, losing weight can help lower cholesterol.
Exercise can help to lower high cholesterol and keep cholesterol to healthy levels. Exercise can also help with weight loss, which in turn helps to lower cholesterol.
Treatments for high cholesterol include eating healthily, reaching or maintaining a healthy weight, exercising more or taking medication.
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