Quitting smoking, exercising and eating healthy come first in fighting cholesterol. But, for some people, they're not enough. If you live healthy and your cholesterol is still high, your provider may want you to take medicine.
Your choice of medicines will depend on your age, health, risks and possible side effects. It's important to talk to your health care provider to find the best treatment for you.
The information on this page was compiled by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Diabetes Association. This information summarizes core care elements appropriate to adults with this condition. This information should not be construed as representing standards of care nor as a substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment on clinical circumstances by a qualified health care professional. Please see our disclaimer.
For more information about this complex health issue, please see the Cholesterol Links page for resources and information sources.