Quiz on High Cholesterol
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What is hypercholesterolemia?
Hypercholestrolemia is the term used to refer to high blood cholesterol level. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is produced by the liver and is a component of all cells found in the body.
High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms.
High cholesterol has no symptoms. A blood test is the only way to detect if you have it.
High cholesterol can result in which of the following complications?
High cholesterol can cause a dangerous accumulation of cholesterol and other deposits on the walls of your arteries (atherosclerosis). These deposits (plaques) can reduce blood flow through your arteries, which can cause complications such as chest pain, heart attack and stroke.
All of the answers below help prevent high cholesterol EXCEPT?
You can help prevent high cholesterol by having a healthy lifestyle. This means eating a healthy, low-salt diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables and whole grains, getting regular exercise, limiting alcohol, managing stress, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.
Most healthy adults should have their cholesterol checked every year.
Most healthy adults should have their cholesterol checked every 4 to 6 years. Some people, such as people who have a family history of high cholesterol, need to get their cholesterol checked more often.
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