Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your body and also found in food. It is needed for good health, but too much can increase your risk of heart disease.
Statins are medicines used to lower cholesterol and are recommended for people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Here's how statins work.
How to lower your cholesterol
High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, but lifestyle changes and sometimes medicines can lower your levels of bad LDL cholesterol.
Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Find out more about the impact of high triglyceride levels and how to lower them.
Angina is chest pain or discomfort that usually comes on during physical activity. Here’s how to recognise angina and what to do about it.
Manage your health in your 40s
Be aware of the health conditions that affect people in their 40s. Learn how to reduce your risks and manage your health at this stage of life.
Manage your health in your 70s and older
If you are 70 or older, you should be aware of common health conditions and their signs. Learn some ways to help manage your health as you age.
Manage your health in your 60s
If you are in your 60s, you should be aware of some common health conditions. Find out their symptoms, how to prevent them and stay healthy.
Manage your health in your 50s
Be aware of the health conditions that can affect people in their 50s. Learn how to reduce your risks and manage your health at this stage of life.
Acting fast when you notice the warning signs of a heart attack could save a life. Here's how to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack.