Understanding High Cholesterol
Our expert team of doctors and pharmacists receive many questions about High Cholesterol. Many of these questions are from individuals seeking information about High Cholesterol treatment, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes thay can make to improve their High Cholesterol symptoms. The following questions deal with High Cholesterol treatments, lifestyle changes, and dietary advice. Click on the questions below to see the answers.
I have high cholesterol and would like to see if I can lower it by changing the foods I eat. What are the foods to avoid for people with high cholesterol?
High cholesterol runs in my family. How do I know if I have high cholesterol? What are the symptoms?
I recently had a checkup and found that my cholesterol was high. My doctor suggested that I exercise more and change what I eat. Is there a particular diet that's best for high cholesterol?
I've heard that niacin can help with high cholesterol. Is this true? If so, how does it work? And how much niacin should I take?
Is it possible for children to have high cholesterol? What is a normal cholesterol level for a child?
I'm trying to lower my cholesterol by losing weight, exercising, and changing my diet. It would be helpful to have a list of high-cholesterol foods so that I know what to avoid or cut down on. What foods are highest in cholesterol?
Have any natural methods to lower high cholesterol been proven effective?
I recently found out that my cholesterol levels are high. I also have high blood pressure. I'm wondering if the two are related. Can high blood pressure cause high cholesterol?