Living with High Cholesterol
I have cholesterol issues. Are there other conditions I should pay special attention to?Indeed, other pathologic conditions can interplay with hypercholesterolemia, and cause even further damage. Such comorbid conditions include:
- Type 2 diabetes: patients with type 2 diabetes often have lower HDL cholesterol levels and elevated triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels, which raises the risk for heart disease and stroke.
- Obesity. Obesity is associated with elevated levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, and lower HDL cholesterol levels.1
I have just gone through menopause, and my physician prescribed me a test to assess my lipid profile. Is there a connection?Indeed. After women go through menopause, their bad cholesterol levels tend to increase.2
I am 25 years old. Should I have my cholesterol checked?Cholesterol level checks should begin when you are young, since clogging of the arteries is a progressive process that takes many years.2
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Last modified date: 7/4/2022