5 Tips for Controlling Hard-to-Manage Cholesterol
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Getting a Handle on High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in the blood, as well as in all of the cells of the body. It’s a necessary component for good health. Your body actually makes all the cholesterol it needs; cholesterol only becomes a problem when there’s too much of it in your blood as a result of poor diet or, sometimes, genetic factors. Some people have what’s called familial hypercholesterolemia, which can cause high cholesterol that’s difficult to control. When I have patients who are struggling to lower their very high cholesterol, I have some tips for them to keep in mind.

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Bukola Olubi, MD

Bukola Olubi, MD

Bukola Olubi, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist with the Piedmont Heart Institute. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. View her Healthgrades profile >

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Publish Date: Jan 4, 2016

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