Common Medical Topics

Cholesterol
Like blood pressure, cholesterol may rise as we get older. The tendency toward high cholesterol is inherited, though a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet will further increase cholesterol. High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, strokes, and circulation problems.

Healthy weight, regular exercise, and a balanced diet will help control cholesterol. When these lifestyle changes do not adequately control cholesterol, a number of medicines can be used.