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Controlling Cholesterol

Controlling Your Cholesterol - VHL HealthSheet #82036_VA
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that travels in your bloodstream. When you have high cholesterol, it builds up in the walls of your blood vessels. This makes the blood vessels narrower and blood flow decrease. Then you could have a heart attack or a stroke.
Lifestyle Changes to Control Cholesterol - VHL HealthSheet #85159_VA
Exercise, healthy eating, quitting smoking, and taking your medications right can help you control your cholesterol.
Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers - VHL HealthSheet #85182_VA
The higher your total cholesterol number, the more likely it is that cholesterol will build up in your blood vessels.
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