There are lifestyle changes that you can make to improve your cholesterol. You can eat healthy foods, reach and maintain a healthy weight and be physically active. Some people also need to take medicine to lower their cholesterol because changing their lifestyle and diet isn’t enough.
Your healthcare providers can help you set up a plan to improve your cholesterol. Most heart and blood vessel disease is caused by a buildup of cholesterol, plaque and other fatty deposits in artery walls.
The arteries that feed the heart can become so clogged that the blood flow is reduced, causing chest pain. If a blood clot forms and blocks the artery, a heart attack can occur. Similarly, if a blood clot blocks an artery leading to or in the brain, a stroke results.
Check out the flyer below for the foods that produce good and bad cholesterol.