Cholesterol is a substance found in the blood. It is needed for good health. However, too much cholesterol can become an issue. Compared people with normal cholesterol, people with high cholesterol have a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems. The higher your cholesterol is the higher your risk of these problems.
TYPES OF CHOLESTEROL
- Total cholesterol
- LDL cholesterol – Some people call this ” bad” cholesterol. That’s because having high LDL raises your risk of heart attacks,strokes, and other serious health problems.
- HDL cholesterol – Some people call this the “good” cholesterol. That’s people with high HDL levels tend to have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
- Triglycerides– Triglycerides are not cholesterol. They are another type of fat. But they often get measured when cholesterol is measured.