There are two types of cholesterol, HDL (high density lipoprotein), which is the “good” cholesterol and LDL (low density lipoprotein), which is the “bad” cholesterol. LDL cholesterol carries most of the cholesterol that is delivered to cells. When its level in the bloodstream is high, it can clog up your arteries. On the other hand, HDL cholesterol helps remove excess cholesterol out of the cells, including cells in the arteries. The higher the ratio of LDL to total cholesterol, the greater will be the risk for arterial damage and heart attack. It is therefore, very important to monitor your cholesterol levels and to keep them at a healthy level before you have any problems. High cholesterol can be controlled at home using certain home remedies. In this article we will discuss causes, symptoms and some effective home remedies for high cholesterol. Let’s take look.