Educational Information about High Blood Cholesterol
Take a look at the notes we've made for you about High Blood Cholesterol. This information was provided by the National Institute of Health (NIH)-Heart, Lung & Blood Institutes National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).
The NCEP "aims to raise awareness and understanding about high blood cholesterol as a risk factor for CHD and the benefits of lowering cholesterol levels as a means of preventing CHD".
Notes Presented by Take Care Community Outreach, Inc.
Cholesterol-What is it?
-Arteries become narrow and hard.
-Blood flow to the heart is slowed down
Blood supplies oxygen to the heart. If you are not getting enough oxygen to the heart, you may experience symptoms such as chest pain. If blood supply is completely cut off, this can result in a heart attack.
What puts you at risk for developing High Blood Cholesterol?
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