I nev­er knew any­one my age who had high cho­les­terol.  My mom has it, my grand­ma has it, and most every­one else on my mother’s side.  My moth­er had open heart surgery before I was born.  The fun­ny thing is I nev­er felt sick.  At my last check­up, my moth­er asked my doc­tor to check my cho­les­terol, it was off the charts.  I eat real­ly healthy because of my mom.  I even exer­cise.

I have actu­al­ly had this since I was born but we didn’t know it.  I am a good lis­ten­er but even the doc­tor doesn’t know what else to do.  I take two pills every­day and we hope that will help.  But we don’t know what the future holds for me.  I hope I can beat this.

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