Elevated Cholesterol

Very common

More than 3 million US cases per year.

  • Treatable by a medical professional

  • Requires a medical diagnosis

  • Lab tests or imaging always required

  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

 

High cholesterol can limit blood flow, increasing risk of heart attack or stroke. It's detected by a blood test.

High cholesterol has no symptoms.

Treatments include medications, a healthy diet, and exercise.