Understanding Your Cholesterol Level (cont.)
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What Should I Do if I Have High Cholesterol?
As described above, high total cholesterol blood levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Depending on the test results, lifelong treatment including healthy lifestyle changes and/or medications may be recommended.
If you have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, the main goal of a treatment program is to lower the numbers to decrease the potential risk of narrowed arteries and their complications.
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High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is positively associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).