Hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol, is a common condition where there are high levels of lipids circulating in the blood. This can lead to stroke and heart attack.

While there are usually no symptoms of hyperlipidemia, the condition can be diagnosed with a blood test. To manage your cholesterol level, your doctor may recommend you eat a healthy diet, quit smoking, manage your weight and exercise more. Medications can also help lower your cholesterol level.