Lowering your cholesterol level need not be something that only medication can do. Not all cholesterol is bad. You have two types in your blood; one is considered good and the other is considered to be bad.
The two types are known as Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and High-density lipoprotein (HDL).
It is the LDL levels that you need to be most concerned about.
When your LDL levels are too high, the cholesterol builds up on the walls of your arteries. Your arteries harden over time and reduce the flow of oxygen and blood to your heart. If left unchecked, your arteries can become completely blocked and cause a heart attack.