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High cholesterol, which is also known as hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia, could potentially lead to heart arrhythmias, stroke, angina, or coronary heart disease. Due to these potential health problems, it is important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels through lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) and, if needed, medications.
Although the actual causes of this condition are not known, risk factors that increase a person's chance of developing it include weight, diet, age, and heredity. High cholesterol itself does not cause any symptoms; the only way to find out if you have this problem is through a blood cholesterol test. The current guidelines instruct people to get a fasting cholesterol test once every five years. People who are at risk for heart disease are advised to get tested more frequently.
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