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Complications of High Cholesterol

Complications list for High Cholesterol:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for High Cholesterol includes:

See also the symptoms of High Cholesterol and High Cholesterol: Introduction.

Complications of High Cholesterol:


High blood cholesterol is one of the risk factors for heart disease that a person can do something about. High blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, overweight, and physical inactivity are the others. (Source: excerpt from CHECK YOUR CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE I Q: NHLBI)

NHLBI, High Blood Cholesterol What You Need to Know: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A risk factor is a condition that increases your chance of getting a disease. In fact, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Each year, more than a million Americans have heart attacks, and about a half million people die from heart disease. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, High Blood Cholesterol What You Need to Know: NHLBI)

Medical news summaries about complications of High Cholesterol:

The following medical news items are relevant to complications of High Cholesterol:

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About complications:

Complications of High Cholesterol are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by High Cholesterol. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of High Cholesterol and complications of High Cholesterol is unclear or arbitrary.


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