Senin, 05 Mei 2014

High Cholesterol And It's Risks

High Cholesterol And It's Risks

Cholesterol is a waxy type, fat-like substance made in the liver and found incertain foods, such as food from animals, like dairy products (whole milk),eggs and meat. Cholesterol is carried by two types of proteins. Cholesterol is regularly produced by your liver and helps transport fat to areas of your body that require it for energy and repairs.

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Too much cholesterol in the body can lead to serious problems like heart disease. When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply the muscles of the heart), the condition is called coronary artery disease, which puts a person at risk for having a heart attack.


You can't alter your genetics but there are things you can do now to lessen your risk for cardiac problems later. Although not all the things that promote heart disease and high cholesterol can be managed , many can.

Stay away from foods that are high in saturated fat,trans fat,and cholesterol, all of which raise bad cholesterol levels and your risk of developing heart disease. Reducing your cholesterol level lessens your chance for having a plaque explode and cause cardiac arrest.

For these people the fight against cholesterol is never-ending because they are are at risk for heart disease. In fact, lifestyle modifications may have a greater impact on lessening the risk of stroke and heart disease than does medication alone.

High cholesterol is only one of many risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Although high cholesterol is a strong risk factor for heart disease, it can be managed


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