High Cholesterol | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Am I at risk for high cholesterol?
  • How often should I get my cholesterol tested?
  • What are my cholesterol levels? What do they mean?
  • What are my target cholesterol levels?
  • What lifestyle changes do I need to make to help improve my cholesterol levels?
  • Should I try adding plant sterols/stanols to my diet? What about other supplements?
  • Is there a chance that I’ll need cholesterol-lowering medicine?
  • What are the risks and benefits of taking this medicine?

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 11/10
Created: 01/96