Cholesterol is a major part of many peoples lives, when they find they have high cholesterol they worry too much. There are methods of controlling your cholesterol and there are many medications that can help to control your cholesterol levels. If you are finding that you have been told you have high cholesterol, and you are reading about treatments first, that is a good first step. Medications are not for everyone, but if you have been trying various other types of lowering methods for your out of control cholesterol, talk to your doctor again and consider going on the medications.
High cholesterol is found in your blood. The cholesterol in your blood is somewhat made by your body and some of it is contributed to what you eat. If you are constantly eating the wrong types of foods, and you are eating foods that are high in fat, your cholesterol may be higher. If you are eating various types of foods that are both low in fat and low in cholesterol, you need to find additional exercises you can complete to combat your cholesterol. If you are watching what you eat, and you are exercising and you find that your cholesterol is still high, meaning out of control high, medications may be needed.
Medications are going to control how much cholesterol your body makes. Your body makes more cholesterol that you would eat normally. Cholesterol is also found higher in your body if you are known to having high stress levels, and if you have little physical activity in your life, and if you are overweight. Those who are overweight, who have high stress and those who are not getting any type of physical activity, are those people who are at the highest risk for having to go on a medication for high cholesterol.
High cholesterol does not lead to heart problems. Those who are overweight and not exercising and who are suffering with high cholesterol may find that they have heart problems, but it is all related to many things medically and not just the high cholesterol. If you are overweight, and you find that you are under too much stress, and you are not getting any type of exercise you may be at risk for heart problems.