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However, making small changes can still help to reduce your cholesterol levels. The question is what should you be eating and what foods should you be avoiding if you do want to lower cholesterol?
Foods That Contribute to Bad Cholesterol
The only foods that contain cholesterol are animal based. This includes... Read all »
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Lower Your Intake of Saturated Fats and Focus on Your Diet
While your diet isn’t solely to blame for your high cholesterol, it can make a big difference if you cut down on saturated fats. Cholesterol is found in saturated fat and in animal based foods. Dairy and meat are two of the worst offenders when it comes... Read all »
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What Are the Symptoms?
The first thing that you need to understand about high cholesterol is that it isn’t actually an illness. It can lead to various serious health problems, but it isn’t actually a disease in itself. This means that there often aren’t any symptoms that you can look out for. The trouble is,... Read all »
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As with any and all medication, you need to understand how those medicines work and how to use them effectively and safely. You also need to realize that they are no substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, both of which will keep your cholesterol at a healthy level.
Because cholesterol is most often... Read all »
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In most cases regular exercise will decrease the amount of LDL cholesterol by up to 10%. It will in turn increase the amount of HDL cholesterol by up to 6%. HDL cholesterol is basically good cholesterol that can have many benefits in the body. It helps to decrease the amount of bad cholesterol and helps to keep you... Read all »
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The Different Types of Medications Available
There are a number of different treatment options that you can use for high cholesterol levels. In many cases medication is used; particularly if the problem is caused by genetics.
High cholesterol can be hereditary and in these cases too much cholesterol is produced... Read all »
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The trouble is, you cannot always tell if you do have high cholesterol levels. There are no symptoms and you could currently think that you are really healthy. The only way to find out is to have a blood test at your doctor’s surgery. They will be able to test your fat levels to see how much cholesterol is in the... Read all »
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There are two types of cholesterol and the one that you need to keep an eye on is LDL cholesterol. It is this type that will cause problems if there is too much of it within the body. When allowed to build up, LDL cholesterol can have a serious effect on the heart.
How LDL Cholesterol Affects the Heart
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Are you wondering what a high cholesterol level actually means for your body? If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol then you may be wondering what exactly it means for you. What should you be worried about and why is it so important to treat the condition? Here you will find out everything that you need to... Read all »
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As well as your diet, there are other factors that can affect your cholesterol levels. Here you will find out everything that you need to know about these factors.
Factors that Affect Cholesterol
Your age and your gender will affect your cholesterol. When you get older, the amount of cholesterol that the body... Read all »
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What Exactly is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is basically a substance that the liver creates within the body. It can also be found in various foods. It makes up every single cell in the body and it also provides many vital functions. We need cholesterol in order to survive. It ensures that the cell walls are healthy,... Read all »