Lowering bad cholesterol (LDL-C) can feel overwhelming
Discover the potential connection between bad cholesterol and heart
A common type of heart disease is called atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or ASCVD. It is caused by consistent high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL-C) in the blood that can lead to the buildup of plaque in your arteries.
You may not have any obvious symptoms of bad cholesterol, but plaque buildup can cause serious problems, like:
Blockages within the arteries, causing chest pain
If you have heart disease known as ASCVD or are at increased risk of developing heart disease, it's important to understand the role of bad cholesterol and what you and your doctor can do to lower yours and keep it low.
It is not known if LEQVIO® can decrease problems related to high levels of bad cholesterol, such as heart attacks or stroke.
Because you may not feel the effects of bad cholesterol
Knowing your bad cholesterol number is a good place to start
If you’re not sure of your bad cholesterol number, or you don’t know if you’re reaching your expert-recommended goal for bad cholesterol (LDL-C), ask your doctor what your cholesterol number is. While you can’t control factors like age or genetics, you can partner with your doctor to determine the best ways to help you manage your treatment.
Feeling stuck trying to
lower bad cholesterol?
It can be hard to lower your bad cholesterol number. But there are changes you can make for a healthier lifestyle.
Eating less red meat and fried foods
Eating more fruits and vegetables
Being more active
Smoking less or not at all
Avoiding drinking alcohol in excess
Sometimes, even with lifestyle changes and medication, you need more help to lower your bad cholesterol and keep it low. Use this helpful guide to make the most of your next conversation with your doctor.
Discuss with your doctor before making lifestyle changes.
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