||Podcast: Treating High Cholesterol
Rand: From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, I’m Rand
Gardner with Healthcare 411. Information for better health.
High cholesterol can be dangerous. Some people can manage it with diet and
exercise. But other people may also need medicine to lower their cholesterol
levels. Dr. Carolyn Clancy talks about an AHRQ guide that helps explain these
Dr. Clancy: The guide offers plain-language information about high
cholesterol and how this common medical condition is treated. The guide also
describes different kinds of medicines that are used to treat it, and their
potential side effects. By understanding this kind of information, you -- as a
health care consumer -- can better discuss with your doctor which treatment
option is right for you.
Rand: To get the English or Spanish version of the free brochure,
Treating High Cholesterol: A Guide for Adults, call 800-358-9295. Healthcare
411 is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.