Elevated Cholesterol is a common internal medicine condition that affects more than three million people in the United States each year.
Hundreds of Washington DC elevated cholesterol patients visit Capital Medical Associates each year, seeking treatment and a better understanding of what elevated cholesterol really means.
Cholesterol, which is a waxy substance that is found in the fats (lipids) in your blood, is something that your body needs, but having an elevated level of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.
When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels and eventually these deposits can make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.
There are many different reasons why high cholesterol may be plaguing you.
High cholesterol can be inherited, but it is often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, meaning it can be preventable and treated with the proper lifestyle changes.
Regular exercise, coupled with a healthy diet–and sometimes medication–can go a long way in reducing high cholesterol.
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