High Cholesterol is a chronic disease that affects 73.5 million adult Americans (31.7% according to the CDC.) The Center for Disease Control (CDC) describes it: “As cholesterol builds up in the arteries, they begin to narrow, which lessens or blocks the flow of blood.” Those living with high cholesterol have twice the risk of developing heart disease than a person who does not.
Heart disease is no small issue. We at Grassroots Medical are passionate about raising awareness of heart health. We will do so by continuing in a blog series that is devoted to discussing the many factors of heart disease and their long-term health risks. Today the focus is on high cholesterol.