is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. When you have too much
cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on your artery walls and put you at
risk for heart disease and stroke.
What are the Signs and
There are no signs or symptoms of high
cholesterol. The only way to detect high cholesterol is to have a simple blood
What are the Risk Factors?
cholesterol is often preventable by reducing your risk. You cannot change
certain risk factors such as age or family history. However, you can change the
- unhealthy diet;
- physical inactivity; and
you already have high cholesterol your doctor may prescribe medications and
lifestyle changes that can help you.
more information on high cholesterol, its associated risk factors and how to
control your risk, visit the following:
Definition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention