The link between high cholesterol and heart disease


The higher your cholesterol, the higher your risk of heart disease increases. High cholesterol is one of many risk factors for heart disease. By controlling your cholesterol, you can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease. Effective treatment can save your life!

Whatever your level of risk, you should make changes in your lifestyle, such as improving your diet and exercising more, to better control your cholesterol. Some people have a risk level that may also require medication. Whatever your level of risk, the objective is to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol (HDL). The more you can lower your LDL cholesterol, the better.

Ask your doctor about your risk of heart disease, what treatment is best for you, how you set goals for your treatment and how to evaluate the success of it.

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