Your treatment plan to lower your cholesterol numbers and help optimize your heart health will be based on your overall risk for cardiovascular disease. For example, a standard risk assessment would note whether you already have atherosclerosis or have a high chance of developing it. Recommended treatments will also depend on:
Trying to lower elevated levels of LDL often can be helped by making healthier lifestyle choices. In fact, the choices we make every day can affect our cholesterol.
Here are four things that can make a difference:
Many people with elevated LDL cholesterol also need to take medication.