Dietary Measures To Lower Cholesterol
The next time you visit your primary care physician, he or she may recommend a cholesterol test. This test will evaluate your total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins, and high-density lipoproteins. Your triglycerides will also be checked because these blood lipids are also considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. While medications known as statins can help manage abnormal blood lipid profiles, they can cause serious side effects such as elevated liver enzymes and muscle pain.