High Cholesterol: 10 Questions to Ask

If you've been diagnosed with high cholesterol, the following questions should be on your list of things to ask your doctor:

  1. What tests will I need and how often?
  2. What are my treatment options?
  3. What foods should I avoid—or eat more frequently?
  4. How much should I exercise, and what kinds of exercise should I do?
  5. In addition to taking the medication you prescribe, are there alternative therapies I can try?
  6. Why are you prescribing this particular medication?
  7. What are the potential side effects of the medication you are prescribing?
  8. How often should I see you about this, and how will you monitor my condition?
  9. Do I need to see a specialist?
  10. Can you recommend any educational material or websites for me to read?