High Cholesterol: Overview

High cholesterol is an increased level of substances called “cholesterol” in the blood. There are different types including High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), which is known as the “good cholesterol”, and “Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), which is known as the “bad cholesterol”. High cholesterol usually has no symptoms and is detected by blood test. High levels of cholesterol are a risk factor for atherosclerosis (arteriosclerosis) and heart disease. There are many widely used prescription medications for the reduction of cholesterol levels.

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