Around 7.4 million people are living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK, currently with a fairly even split between men and women. CHD or Coronary Heart Disease is the most common cause of heart attack and the single biggest killer worldwide.
Recent tests may have flagged the need for you to make lifestyle changes, one of which may be to lower your cholesterol. GPs are always the starting point for any health concerns you may have, but they are hard-pressed, particularly in the light of Coronavirus, and it can be difficult to get an appointment or have enough time to talk things through.
For most people, heart failure is a long-term condition that cannot be cured. However, there is treatment for heart failure which can keep the symptoms under control and allow patients to lead a reasonably normal life with certain adjustments.