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High Cholesterol: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about high cholestorol.

What is High Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in human blood, The human body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells. High levels of cholesterol however can increase your risk of heart disease. If you have high cholesterol you can develop fatty deposits in your blood cells.

High Cholestoral Facts – 

Cholesterol levels start to go up from the age of 20. Men generally are more at risk than women.

 

There can be various reasons for the development of Cholesterol and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.

 

High Cholesterol Facts –

 

  • Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells

  • High levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.

  • With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels.

  • These deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.

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Frequently asked questions

What can you do to prevent High Cholesterol?


You can make changes to our diet such a reducing your saturated fats, eliminate trans fats, eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, increase soluble fiber and add whey protein.




What can you do to stop high Cholesterol from developing?


To stop high cholesterol from developing in the first place, eat a nutritious low salt diet, limit the animal fats consumed and eat good fats in moderation, maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking and exercise.