What is Cholesterol?
Why Control Cholesterol
Lower Your Cholesterol
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
Atherosclerosis is a type of thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. It can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other circulatory conditions.
Coronary Heart Disease
A person with coronary heart disease has an accumulation of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries. These deposits narrow the arteries and can decrease or block the flow of blood to the heart.
Preventing a Second Heart Attack
Most Americans survive a first heart attack. By taking action, however, they can significantly reduce their chances for a second heart attack.
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.
Strategies for Managing Cholesterol
Heart Disease Worksheet
It's important to get regular checkups and periodic exams, especially when you have cardiovascular disease.