High Cholesterol in the Elderly

A measure of the fats in your blood (lipids). Consistently high cholesterol levels can lead to hardening of the arteries, stroke, and other serious medical conditions. Cholesterol is measured through a lipid panel and reported as a total as well as a measure of LDL "bad" cholesterol and HDL "good" cholesterol. Recommended cholesterol levels vary by age and gender.

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  • How Seniors Can Lower Their Cholesterol

    Medication, exercise and a proper diet will help lower cholesterol levels and improve overall health.

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    High blood cholesterol on its own does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. Learn what affects cholesterol levels in the blood and how you can control this health threat.

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