Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. It comes from two sources:
When your body has too much cholesterol, you could develop heart disease or have a stroke.
There are no signs or symptoms of high cholesterol. Getting your cholesterol checked with a simple blood test is the only way you can know if you are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
You can help prevent and manage high cholesterol by making healthy choices and by managing any health conditions you may have.
Learn the facts about high cholesterol.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Cholesterol