Cholesterol Guide - For a better and healthier lifestyle and a happier life for you and your familty
The cholesterol guide
Is especially brought to you by a very concerned person who has experienced and realized that many people are still misinformed about the topic on cholesterol. You were told that high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. But many people do you know what it really means and how to prevent it.
Within this website you will find the best information you need to know and understand about cholesterol.
You will learn and know how to make sense of your cholesterol test results, and how to get them under control. This cholesterol guide will help you and free you from unnecessary fear, worries and anxiety.
First of all, what is cholesterol?
It is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver and other cells. It is also found in dairy products, eggs, and meat. Fruits and vegetables do not contain this substance.
Our body needs it to function properly. Its cell walls need it to produce hormones, vitamin D, and the bile acids to help digest fat. But our body needs only a limited amount of it to meet its needs. When too much is present in our body, health problems like heart disease may develop.
I hope the video below will help you understand better.
Understanding Cholesterol (Cholesterol #1)
Cholesterol and Heart Disease
When too much of this substance is present in our body, a thick, hard deposit known as plaque may form in the arteries. When this happens, the plaque will narrow the space for blood to flow to the heart. Over time, this buildup will cause hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis. This can lead to heart disease.
This occurs when not enough oxygen-carrying blood reaches the heart, causing chest pain known as angina. When the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by total blockage of a coronary artery, the result is a heart attack.
This is usually caused by a sudden closure from a blood clot forming on top of a previous narrowing.
Types of Cholesterol
There are two types. The LDL - low density cholesterol, known as the "bad cholesterol", and the HDL - the high density cholesterol also known as the "good cholesterol."
It travels through the blood attached to a protein. This cholesterol-protein package is called a lipoprotein. Lipoproteins are classified as high density, low density or very low density, depending on the amount of protein in relation to the fat.
Low density lipoproteins (LDL), can cause buildup of plaque on the walls of arteries. The more LDL there is in the blood, the greater the risk of heart disease.
High density lipoproteins (HDL) helps the body get rid of bad cholesterol in the blood. The higher the level of HDL cholesterol, the better. If your HDL are low, the risk of heart disease increases.
Very low density lipoproteins VLDL is similar to LDL cholesterol in that it contains mostly fat and not much protein.
Below is another cholesterol guide video to enlighten you further.
Dr. Whiting on Natural Cholesterol Management
Triglyceride is another type of fat carried in the blood by very low density lipoproteins. Excess calories, alcohol or sugar in the body are converted into triglycerides. They are stored in fat cells throughout the body.
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