High cholesterolOverview


Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. Too much of it can cause serious health problems.


High cholesterol does not cause symptoms. You can only find out if you have it from a blood test.


You can lower your cholesterol by eating healthily and getting more exercise. Some people also need to take medicine such as statins.

Page last reviewed: 15/04/2019
Next review due: 15/04/2022