Skip navigation

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.

(Read more)
Illustration of cholesterol in the blood
Results 1 - 10 of 2,160 for hyperlipidemia
  1. Cholesterol (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too ...
  2. Triglycerides (National Library of Medicine)  
    Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this type of fat ... especially in women. A blood test measures your triglycerides along with your cholesterol. Normal triglyceride levels are ...
  3. Managing Cholesterol Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Managing Cholesterol Introduction Cholesterol is one of the most familiar medical words today. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that ... level of cholesterol in your body. What Is Cholesterol? Blood Stream The fat we eat gets absorbed ...
  4. ... In Sign Out Percentage of Adults with High Cholesterol Whose LDL Cholesterol Levels are Adequately Controlled High cholesterol can double a person's risk for heart disease, ...
  5. Multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidemia ... Familial combined hyperlipidemia is the most common genetic disorder that increases blood fats. It can cause early heart attacks. However, researchers ...
  6. HDL Cholesterol: How to Boost Your 'Good' Cholesterol (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  7. Lipid disorders; Hyperlipoproteinemia; Hyperlipidemia; Dyslipidemia; Hypercholesterolemia ... There are many types of cholesterol. The ones talked about most are: ... lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol - often called "good" cholesterol ...
  8. High Cholesterol: Cholesterol-Lowering Medicines (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version High Cholesterol | Cholesterol-lowering Medicines Why did my doctor prescribe cholesterol-lowering medicine for me? Lowering your "bad" cholesterol (also called LDL, or low- ...
  9. What Are High Blood Cholesterol and Triglycerides? (American Heart Association) - PDF  
    (continued) Lifestyle + Risk Reduction Cholesterol What’s so bad about high blood cholesterol? Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is often called “the bad kind.” When you ...
  10. ... this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: High Cholesterol Cholesterol Levels: What You Need to Know Past Issues / Summer 2012 Table of Contents Measuring Cholesterol Levels Everyone age 20 and older should have ...
previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · next