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What does high cholesterol mean?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of the fatty components found in the blood. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, it correlates with the formation of atherosclerotic changes in the blood vessels. This predisposes the person to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other problems also can be seen. As such we try and keep cholesterol low in the bloodstream.

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What is a high cholesterol?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk.

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