High Blood Cholesterol

  1. All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

    According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.

  2. Anger Can Raise Cholesterol Levels

    There's evidence that people who respond rigidly to anger-provoking events are likely to wind up with significantly elevated levels of heart-damaging cholesterol.

  3. Beyond Cholesterol

    Scientists have learned that other substances may give you and your doctor new clues about your heart disease risk. And that's good news. Coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits build up in your arteries, is the nation's top killer.

  4. For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol

    High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.

  5. Heed the Warning of Prehypertension

    In many cases, the progression to high blood pressure occurs within four years of being diagnosed with prehypertension.

  6. High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk for coronary heart disease (heart attack) and stroke (brain attack).

  7. High Blood Pressure Can Damage Kidneys

    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the second leading cause of kidney disease in the United States, after diabetes.

  8. The Truth About Triglycerides

    Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.

  9. Understanding Prehypertension

    Prehypertension is a new term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.

  10. What Those Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

    The two blood pressure numbers indicate how much pressure builds up in the arteries as the heart beats and between beats.

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