We need cholesterol in our blood to stay healthy, it's when it gets too high that it's a problem. High cholesterol can lead to health problems in the future, and the only way to know you have it is to get a cholesterol test.

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Some people will need treatments to manage their cholesterol

There are different types of medicines and treatments available to help you manage the amount of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.

Statins are the most widely used medicine, but there are other types too. They all tend to work best when you eat well and keep active.

You might be referred to a lipid clinic where experts in blood fats can find the best treatment for you.

Learn more about treatments

Find specialist services on our interactive lipid clinic map

Lipid clinic map


There are many different conditions related to high cholesterol and blood fats

We have lots of free booklets and factsheets that you can download

Booklets and factsheets


Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) causes very high cholesterol

FH is one of the most common inherited conditions – these are conditions which are passed down through families. FH is caused by a problem with one or more genes.

Email the Cholesterol Helpline with your questions


FH can affect the whole family

FH is an inherited condition, which means that parents can pass the gene on to their children. It’s natural to feel worried and have lots of questions. Have a look at the links on the right to start to find some answers.  

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