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Cholesterol – high; Lipid disorders; Hyperlipoproteinemia; Hyperlipidemia; Dyslipidemia; Hypercholesterolemia

There are many types of cholesterol. The ones talked about most are:

Total cholesterol — all the cholesterols combined, High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol — often called “good” . cholesterol, Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — often called “bad” cholesterol

For many people, abnormal cholesterol levels are partly due to an unhealthy lifestyle. This often includes eating a diet that is high in fat. Other lifestyle factors are:

Some health conditions can also lead to abnormal cholesterol, including:

Diabetes, Kidney disease, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Pregnancy and other conditions that increase levels of female hormones, Underactive thyroid gland

Medicines such as certain birth control pills, diuretics (water pills), beta-blockers, and some medicines used to treat depression may also raise cholesterol levels. Several disorders that are passed down through families lead to abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They include:

Familial combined hyperlipidemia, Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia, Familial hypercholesterolemia, Familial hypertriglyceridemia

Smoking does not cause higher cholesterol levels, but it can reduce your HDL (good) cholesterol.
Exams and Tests. A cholesterol test is done to diagnose a lipid disorder. Different experts recommend different starting ages for adults.

Recommended starting ages are between 20 to 35 for men and 20 to 45 for women. Adults with normal cholesterol levels should have the test repeated every 5 years. Repeat testing sooner if changes occur in lifestyle (including weight gain and diet). Adults with a history of elevated cholesterol, diabetes, kidney problems, heart disease, and other conditions require more frequent testing.

It is important to work with your health care provider to set your cholesterol goals. Newer guidelines steer health care providers away from targeting specific levels of cholesterol. Instead, they recommend different treatments or medicines and doses depending on a person’s history and risk factor profile. These guidelines change from time to time as more information from research studies becomes available.