All About Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol Disorder?

The main risk associated with high cholesterol is coronary heart disease (CHD). Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. If your cholesterol is too high, it builds up on the walls of your arteries. Over time, this buildup is known as atherosclerosis.

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Possible Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Angina (chest pain caused by heart disease), high blood pressure, stroke, and other circulatory ailments. Other symptoms:

  • Soft, yellowish growths or lesions on the skin called xanthomas may suggest elevated levels of cholesterol. 
  • Many people who are obese or have diabetes also have high cholesterol.
  • In men, impotence may be caused by arteries affected by too much blood cholesterol.

Most Common reasons of High Cholesterol

Many different factors can contribute to high blood cholesterol, including 

  • Lifestyle factors like smoking,
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Underlying condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, etc

Lifestyle changes to improve cholesterol numbers

Many different factors can contribute to high blood cholesterol, including
  1. Eat heart-healthy foods
  • Reduce saturated fats
  • Eliminate trans fats
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Increase soluble
  • Add whey protein
2. Exercise on most days of the week and increase your physical activity
3. Quit smoking
4. Loose Weight
5. Limit Alcohol use

Common Medications Used in High Cholesterol Treatment:


  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
  • Fluvastatin (Lescol XL)
  • Lovastatin (Altoprev)
  • Pitavastatin (Livalo)
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol)
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
  • Simvastatin (Zocor)

Cholesterol absorption inhibitor

  • Ezetimibe (Zetia)


  • Fenofibrate (Antara, Lipofen)
  • Gemfibrozil (Lopid)


  • Prescription niacin (Niacor, Niaspan)

Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Prescription versions include Lovaza, Omacor and Vascepa

Bile acid sequestrants

  • Cholestyramine (Prevalite)
  • Colesevelam (Welchol)
  • Colestipol (Colestid)

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