If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, you may be surprised and possibly even upset. You walked into your doctor’s office for a checkup feeling just fine and expecting a clean bill of health. Who knew that you would find out that you need to make significant changes in your life?
Right now, you may be concerned about the medications your doctor has prescribed, or fear you will no longer be able to eat your favorite foods. Well, you’re not alone. About one in six American adults have high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that high cholesterol is treatable with safe and effective medication, simple dietary changes and exercise. The best news? Tweaking your health habits can make you feel—and look—better fast!