There are some health issues that we can control and some that we cannot. Of the ones that we can help control, high cholesterol may be the most important one. Cholesterol is a natural oil-based substance that is found in all of our cells and the food we eat. We have all been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol in our diet, but do we truly understand the health risks associated with high cholesterol and how to possibly prevent high cholesterol?
Everyone has heard the term cholesterol, but what exactly is it? Your blood cholesterol is the level of lipoprotein in your bloodstream. You may have heard the terms “good” or “bad” cholesterol and this refers to the levels of high density lipoproteins (HDL) or good cholesterol and levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. The chart above gives the range of average levels should try to achieve in your bloodstream. Negative effects of having high levels of LDLs in your bloodstream include:
Okay, we now know what cholesterol can do to us so how do we prevent high cholesterol levels in our blood? Your doctor may prescribe medication (statins) such as Lipitor to control your high cholesterol, but there are other ways to help reduce high cholesterol in conjunction with prescribed medication. They can include:
Preventing high cholesterol can be multifaceted approach. While your doctor may prescribe medication to lower your cholesterol, you should take proactive steps to lower your risk of high cholesterol. Lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise along with medication are double-barreled approach to avoiding dangerous high cholesterol.
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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