If your cholesterol
level is high,it increases the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks.
You can reduce your cholesterol levels by adopting life style changes.
1... Most important for you is to quit smoking
as it not only increases your HDL
cholesterol ( good cholesterol ) but your Heart risk also becomes half within one year of quitting smoking.
2... Drinking 1 to 1.5 OZ of alcohol does help in improving your HDL cholesterol but high quantities may result in high blood pressure
and heart diseases.
3... Loose weight.
4.. Avoid trans fats and consume less of saturated fats.Take more of fresh fruits and green vegetables.Avoid junk foods.Consume more of whole grains.
4... Do regular aerobic exercises for 45 minutes a day.
If you seriously take these measures,your cholesterol levels would become normal in next 4 to 6 months.
You may add anti cholesterol medications if you fail to normalise your cholesterol levels by life style changes.