Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal — but not yet high enough to be diabetes. And it only gets more challenging as we enter menopause.
Intolerance to a specific statin does not predict a poor response to another. Learn how specific dosing regimens that increase the dose/frequency over time can help increase your tolerance.
Statins help lower cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk for many people, but if you are sensitive to the drug, studies show taking a "drug vacation" every other day can help prevent side effects.
Health care professionals promote heart-healthy diets rich in fresh fruits and fiber, but eating grapefruit can cause problems for patients on statin medications. How much can you consume before trouble occurs?
How high is too high for cholesterol? And when is it time for treatment? Answers to those questions are highlighted in this whiteboard session lead by Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD.
Now you know your cholesterol numbers—but do you know what they mean? Find out in this whiteboard session with Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Michael Rocco.
A cholesterol panel, also called a lipid profile, measures circulating fats and risk of heart disease. Cleveland Clinic’s Michael Rocco, MD, explains what this fasting blood test tells us.
Watch and learn how high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol can protect the body from heart disease in this whiteboard session with Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is responsible for increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Cleveland Clinic’s Michael Rocco, MD, explains how it works and how to control it.
How do ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol work? Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Michael Rocco lays it out in this whiteboard session about different types of cholesterol.