Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Cholesterol

Updated:May 12,2014

Female patient and doctorMany people do not know their cholesterol is too high because there are usually no symptoms. That's why it is important to have your cholesterol levels checked by your doctor.

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Talk with your healthcare provider about assessing your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Cholesterol levels are an important factor in estimating your personal risk.

Visit your healthcare provider to create an action plan that will help you make important lifestyle changes. Sometimes, medication is needed in addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Learn more about checking your cholesterol:

This content was last reviewed on 04/16/2014.


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