Lower your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, to protect your heart.
If you have high LDL cholesterol, you may feel fine. But over time, high levels of LDL cholesterol in your blood can build up and narrow or block blood vessels and arteries, which can trigger a heart attack or stroke. So taking steps to lower your LDL cholesterol is not simply about the number. It’s about lowering the chance of a first or future heart attack or stroke.
Still, it’s not always easy to know where to start. Hear from other people living with high LDL cholesterol who offer helpful tips, including the importance of: