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High Cholesterol Guides

Have you had your cholesterol levels checked lately? High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Cardiovascular disease kills more men and women each year than any other illness.

High blood cholesterol has no warning signs or symptoms. Since people diagnosed with high cholesterol often feel fine, they may not take their condition seriously.

Have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. If your level is high, there are a lot of steps you can take to lower it.


I. Let's Get Started
 

Step 1: The dangers of high cholesterol
Step 2: Types of cholesterol
Step 3: What causes high cholesterol?


II. Diagnosing High Cholesterol
 

Step 4: Symptoms of high cholesterol
Step 5: Cholesterol screening and testing
 

III. Managing Your Cholesterol Level
 

Step 6: Maintain healthy habits
Step 7: Cholesterol-lowering drugs
Step 8: You and your doctor are a team

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