What is Cholesterol and how it’s Levels works on your body?
– It helps to make hormones like Estrogen and Testosterone.
– It’s also a key ingredient in cortisol which helps to control inflammation
– Without cholesterol, you can’t make vitamin D from sunlight.
– It helps to create Bile acids, so we can digest fat cholesterol is in every single cell building and healthy cell membranes in your brain nerve muscles.
The best part is our body makes the all cholesterol we need on its own. In addition cholesterol also come from dairy products and meats and there are high cholesterol level in processed food too.
Higher Cholesterol doesn’t show the early symptoms. In most times its only causes emergency events. So more Cholesterol causes plaque to build up in our arteries, making it harder for our heart to, pump blood to our body.
Sometimes it’s show early signs.
– Pain in the neck and back of the head.
– Pain in the chest or left hand.
– Yellowish eyelids.
– Gary color rings around the cornea.
– Rapid or pounding beating of the heart.
Therefore we need to check our cholesterol level regularly. It’s measured according to three types.
Your total cholesterol level is the overall amount of cholesterol found in your blood. It consists of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). In addition Total cholesterol includes triglycerides count as well. Triglycerides is another type of fat that build in our body. High level of triglycerides and law level of HDL increase your risk for heart disease.
LDL – Low-Density Lipoprotein (Bad cholesterol)
LDL is also called “bad” cholesterol because it blocks your blood vessels and increases your risk of heart disease.
HDL – High Density Lipoprotein (Good cholesterol)
HDL is considered “good” cholesterol because it helps protect you from heart disease. Having higher HDL is the lower.
To maintain a healthy body we need to kept LDL cholesterol low but having high HDL cholesterol does not increase against Heart attacks and strokes which are the heart-related illness. It’s not increases within a day. All the cholesterol levels are increase against to age. So having regular checkups ,helps you to get early steps to prevent high cholesterol levels. In addition by gender men tended to have higher levels of cholesterol than the woman. Women cholesterol often increases when she goes through menopause. Considering children there are least likely to have high-level cholesterol. But better to have checked their cholesterol levels before they turn to 18 years old.
Here are the High cholesterol Reference range
– Total Cholesterol higher than 200.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
– LDL (Bad)Cholesterol higher than 100.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
– HDL (Good) Cholesterol less than 60.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
– Triglycerides level higher than 150.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
Causes for Higher Cholesterol.
Milk, Full-fat Yogurt Eggs, Meat, Shellfish, Sardines, Processed Meats, Fast Foods
– Lack of Exercise
– Family history of having higher cholesterol
Foods that lower Your Cholesterol Level
- Fatty Fish – Salmon, Mackerel
- Nuts – Almonds, Walnuts
- Fruits and Berries
- Dark Chocolate and cocoa
- Extra Virgin Olive oil
- Soy Food
To avoid cholesterol
- Need to have an active lifestyle.
- Avoid higher level dietaries.
- Follow good diet including more fruits, vegetables with high fibre.
- Have proper weight management.
- Regular physical activities of thirty minutes.
- Quit Smoking