• Hypercholesterolaemia, High cholesterol
  • Cholesterol is important for the body.
  • Your body produces it itself and absorbs it from food.
  • High cholesterol is not a disease. It does not cause any symptoms.
  • High cholesterol can make your blood vessels narrower.
  • High cholesterol therefore increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • A healthy lifestyle can help lower high cholesterol.
  • Sometimes medication is necessary too.
  • Dutch healthcare practices in general may differ from what you are used to in your home country. Learn more.

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