Cholesterol
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol/Lipid is a waxy substance produced by the body and is necessary for daily cell metabolism. It’s not inherently “bad.” But too much cholesterol can lead to a disease. Excess of cholesterol is termed as hyperlipidemia.
Normal levels of Cholesterol
1. Total Cholesterol (<170 mg/dL)
2. Non-HDL (<120 mg/dL)
3. LDL (<100 mg/dL)
4. HDL (>45 mg/dL)
What is good cholesterol?
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is”good” cholesterol because it remove other forms of bad cholesterol from your bloodstream and lower the risk of heart disease
What is bad cholesterol?
LDL cholesterol is “bad” cholesterol because it leads to fatty buildups in arteries leading to atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack
Symptoms of cholesterol
High cholesterol has no symptoms. A blood test is the only way to detect it.

Treatment of Cholesterol
1. Atorvastatin
2. Simvastatin
3. Healthy life style
4. Bile-Acid-binding resins

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