When you learn that you have high cholesterol, you’re faced with choices and decisions, and it’s hard to make them without good information. This website aims to provide the facts you need to make the best choices for you, as part of your own healthcare team.
You probably already know that high levels of LDL-cholesterol in your blood increase your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases like heart attack or stroke. Certain other factors also increase this risk and make it even more important that people with high cholesterol try to bring their risk down to a healthier level.
There’s no one sure-fire way to do this: you may require different kinds of treatment than someone else. However, you can learn here about the guidelines that Canadian physicians use when choosing treatments, whether non-drug treatment or a combination of drug and non-drug treatment is likely to be best for you, and how the different kinds of cholesterol-lowering medications work. With more knowledge, you can make better choices about your health.