Living with High Cholesterol
You can find all the necessary information to understand cholesterol, its global impact, its causes and consequences, and how to get cholesterol under control.
Monitor your other levels
" 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
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
Menopause and cholesterol
" 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
Monitor cholesterol as early as possible
" 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