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High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Just diagnosed with high triglycerides? Don't be scared; take control! Start off by learning the basic facts behind cholesterol and triglycerides from causes to treatment options.
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What Exactly are Triglycerides?

  • An Introduction to Cholesterol
    Learn the fundamentals of cholesterol: from it's physical form in your blood, to its effects on your brain and heart. Let us be your guide.
  • HDL Cholesterol Test
    Learn about HDL, the "good" cholesterol, and how the HDL test is performed.
  • VLDL Cholesterol
    VLDL is often called "bad cholesterol" because it leaves cholesterol on the walls of arteries. Increased levels of VLDL are associated with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

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Expertise from Our Cholesterol Doctors

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    What is a "Good" Cholesterol Level?
    "My doctor said my LDL cholesterol was 141. He said that's too high. But I've talked this over with some of my co-workers, and they tell me that they had LDL cholesterols a lot higher than that. Is my LDL really too high?"
  • Lowering Cholesterol and the Difference between HDL and LDL
    Cholesterol can be lowered by a variety of means which traditionally begins with therapeutic lifestyle changes (diet, weight loss, exercise) followed by drug therapy. Get started with Dr. Kang.

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