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High Cholesterol = Hypercholesterolemia

It means higher levels of cholesterol in you blood than are safe. I means you have a higher risk for blockage of an artery with something called "atherosclerosis". It can lead to heart attacks and stroke. The good news if we have medications now that do a great job of lower the "bad" cholesterol, and they have very few side effects for most people. 

Recommendations for Statin Medications depend on you risk for cardiovascular (heart) disease 

Click here to go to a page that helps you figure our your risk.  You will need your last cholesterol test.

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