The High Cholesterol Problem:
One of the most abundant substances in our body is cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fatlike substance responsible for producing hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids which assist the body in digesting fat. At times cholesterol can be helpful or harmful to the body. It all depends on which type of cholesterol the body is dealing with. The most famous types of cholesterol are Low-Density Lipoproteins known as LDL, and High-Density Lipoproteins know as HDL. Out of these two types of cholesterol, LDL is the one responsible for high cholesterol problems. Whenever anybody is referring to having a problem with their cholesterol levels, one can be certain it’s their LDL levels. Moreover, when someone has high cholesterol it becomes hard finding out due to lack of high cholesterol symptoms. While LDL cholesterol is trying to damage the body, HDL is hard at work by trying to lower LDL levels and at the same time helps the body safely regulate fat levels. As many people have come to notice, schools and doctors all over the country are educating people about high cholesterol symptoms and ways to stay on top of cholesterol control.
In today’s world, millions of people are walking around with high cholesterol levels. For many people, it’s very hard to know when they have cholesterol problems since there are not many high cholesterol symptoms. There have been times in which some people have died from a heart attack due to the lack of high cholesterol symptoms. Being able to detect high cholesterol is usually very hard for most people, which is the reason doctors advise their patients to get their cholesterol levels checked. As mentioned by The American Heart Association, it is recommended for every person 20 years and up to get a cholesterol test in order to stay on top of cholesterol control. Having the cholesterol test results at hand is a very good cholesterol control measure. Additionally, having those test results can be vital when one is in an emergency and no high cholesterol symptoms are present.
For some people, being able to tell when they have high cholesterol is somewhat of an easy task since they tend to get chest pain quite often. The few that get chest pain, right away know it’s one of the most common high cholesterol symptoms, and at some point decide to pay their doctor a visit. For other people, it’s hard knowing when they have high cholesterol since none of the symptoms are present. For the group that doesn’t get any high cholesterol symptoms, it’s always a good idea to keep a healthy diet in order to stay on top of cholesterol control. In addition, another good way to stay on top of cholesterol control is to take multivitamins and be physically active. High cholesterol is responsible for causing a person’s arteries to fill up with fat deposits, which in turn cause blood flow to diminish. Considering this, being physically active becomes a very good way to stay on top of cholesterol control. Doctors all over the country always tend to advise their patients on being moderately active as much as they can. The best way for staying physically active is to always run whenever the time is available. Additionally, going to the gym also helps everybody to stay on top of cholesterol control. Having strong muscles always give the heart a workout. Which in turn help by making the heart stronger and less vulnerable to heart attacks.
Featured Image: DepositPhotos/ wukasaPosted on May 5, 2023