I nev­er have time for any­thing.  I grab what­ev­er I can for lunch not car­ing if it is healthy or not.  The gym mem­ber­ship remains dor­mant and my stress lev­el is off the charts. I have start­ed to think that maybe I need a phys­i­cal.  I have had pains in my arm and chest for about a month.

The doc­tor told me that I am ripe for a heat attack. I have high blood pres­sure, and high cho­les­terol.  He said that I am lucky to be alive. If that isn’t a wake­up call, what is?  I bet­ter make some changes quick.

IN 2016, THE U.S. EXPERIENCED

120
Mil­lion had low-den­si­ty lipopro­tein cho­les­terol lev­els that fall in the range where experts rec­om­mend cho­les­terol med­i­cine or had oth­er health con­di­tions putting them at high risk for heart dis­ease and stroke.
95
Mil­lion U.S. adults age 20 or old­er have total cho­les­terol lev­els greater than 200 mg/dL.
33
Of Amer­i­can adults have high cho­les­terol.
52
Of adults with high LDL cho­les­terol do not seek treat­ment.
Stephanie – Age 9 – Austin, Texas

Stephanie – Age 9 – Austin, Texas

High Cho­les­terol

Martin – Age 50 – Wilmington, Virginia

Martin – Age 50 – Wilmington, Virginia

High Cho­les­terol

Rachel – Age 60 – Boston, Massachusetts

Rachel – Age 60 – Boston, Massachusetts

High Cho­les­terol

Theo – Age 46 – Omaha, Nebraska

Theo – Age 46 – Omaha, Nebraska

High Cho­les­terol

Resources and Links

If you’re deal­ing with high cho­les­terol, you’re not alone. A num­ber of resources offer infor­ma­tion and sup­port that will help you low­er your cho­les­terol lev­els.

Organizations

Statistics/Facts

Medications and Therapies

Alternative Therapies

Nutrition Information/Recipes

Cholesterol Tools/Online Quizzes

Patient Stories

Clinical Trials