Fighting High Cholesterol in Healthy Aging by MaggieMills1


									Fighting High Cholesterol in Healthy Aging

Too much cholesterol causes many medical problems for one. Cholesterol is
something that clogs the arteries in your heart. In addition, cholesterol
when out of control could cause massive heart attacks, or series of

What can I do about my cholesterol?
If your body has too much cholesterol, it isn’t good for you. You have
the power within you however to take control. Failing to take control
only leads to problems. The problems will accumulate; wear you down until
finally abnormal aging takes your life. You can gain control by
exercising each day and eating the right foods. Visiting your doctor
regularly is another way to work toward healthy aging. Your family doctor
will give you medication to take to help lower your cholesterol.

When you have high cholesterol, you have to eat right and exercise daily.
To lower your cholesterol take action now. It will take some time to get
your cholesterol at bay, but it will happen if you take action now. You
also want to take time out for self, activities, socializing etc to keep
your cholesterol at bay. When cholesterol is out of control, the cause
comes to focus, which is arteriosclerosis. If you lower your cholesterol
by taking action now you can avoid strokes, heart attacks, and even
death. Learn more about statins to control cholesterol. You can also
avoid smoking to lower your cholesterol. In addition, you can lower your
risks of diabetes, heart attack, and obesity and so on by controlling
your cholesterol.

Keep in mind that high cholesterol problems include the worst case
scenario and the not so bad. The worst type is the LDL. HDL cholesterol
at higher levels is a good thing. If these levels combined with
triglycerides increase, thus your chances of stroke or heart attacks are

What kind of foods has cholesterol?
There is cholesterol in all foods in less it has cholesterol free on the
package. Some food has more in it then others. Like your cooking oils
and grease has a lot of cholesterol in it, some of your bread has
cholesterol. Eggs are very high cholesterol foods and so are your
butters. You have to read the back of the packages to determine the level
of cholesterol.

What can happen to me if my cholesterol is high?
The only way that you can tell if your cholesterol is high is to go to
your family doctor and get a blood test. If you go to your family doctor
like your suppose to you will have it checked in the blood they draw.
However, some of the things that can happen to you if its high is that
your arteries will harden. This means your body is building fats and too
much cholesterol. The normal or average reading should be 140 or 130 over
200 mg/dl. If you can maintain this level, you will be ok.

If the cholesterol gets out of hand, it hardens the arteries. This means
the blood will not flow through to the heart, making it to pump
naturally. The heart will pump at unnatural rates, working harder to keep
you alive.
 High diastolic is high cholesterol that increases risks of heart
attacks, since your heart doesn’t get any blood to it due to clotting or
breaking of blood vessels, then there is stroke which is when the brain
don’t get enough blood due to oxygen decrease to it because of clotting
or broken blood vessels. High-cholesterol puts you at risk of diabetes
also, since it affects the hemoglobin. To learn more, visit your doctor.

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