Hashimoto's disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) causes thyroid gland inflammation and often an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement medication.
Lifestyle and home remedies
Your cholesterol levels are an important measure of heart health. When it comes to HDL cholesterol, the higher the better.
Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.
Find out your heart disease risk and what you can do to reduce it.
A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, even if you have risk factors you can't change.
Treatments and drugs
Statin side effects can sometimes seem to outweigh the drugs' cholesterol-lowering benefits. Here's some information to consider before you stop taking a statin.
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