Dangers of high cholesterol! Symptoms, consequences risk factors, and treatment.
High cholesterol or hyperlipidemia is when you have elevated fats or lipids in your blood, elevated cholesterol, or elevated triglycerides. And we know that high cholesterol is a huge risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. And even if you exercise and even if you have a healthy diet, you may still get high cholesterol. Now, how can that be? Well, you’re about to find out, because today I’m going to talk to you about high cholesterol symptoms, risk factors, consequences, and the treatment. I’ll cover the following in detail:
1. Definition of Cholesterol
2. Consequences of High Cholesterol or Hyperlipidemia
3. Types of Cholesterol: What Do The Blood Work and Numbers Mean?
4. High Cholesterol Risk Factors
5. Symptoms of High Cholesterol
6. Treatment of High Cholesterol
This video is intended to be informational only. It is not a medical consultation, nor is it personalized medical advice. For medical advice, please consult your physician.
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What Is Cholesterol?
What in the world is cholesterol? Well, cholesterol is a waxy, fatty substance that is produced by the liver and many other cells in the body.
Types of Cholesterol: What Do The Blood Work and Numbers Mean?
So now let’s talk about the types of cholesterol and what they mean for you. When you go to the doctor and you have him or her to check your cholesterol, they order a lipid panel or a cholesterol panel, and you’ll have many different names, numbers, and letters.
• Lipid Panel Ranges
On this lipid panel, you will have a total cholesterol number. And this is a sum that includes both your good cholesterol, or the HDL, and the bad cholesterol, the LDL.
• LDL: Bad Cholesterol
Now, the bad cholesterol is the LDL or the low-density lipoprotein. And just focus on that number “L.” You want the LDL to be low, because it’s bad.
• Non-HDL Cholesterol
Another type of cholesterol you may see on your lipid profile, on your cholesterol blood work, is the non-HDL.
Finally, you have triglycerides. And triglycerides when they are excessive are also bad news, as far as being a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
High Cholesterol Risk Factors
• Cigarette smoking
• Certain chronic diseases
• High blood pressure or
High Cholesterol Symptoms
So what are the symptoms of high cholesterol? How will you know if you have it? Well, honestly, there really are no overt symptoms of high cholesterol in and of itself.
Treatment for High Cholesterol
• Lifestyle Changes
•Medication for High Cholesterol
Understanding high cholesterol symptoms, risk factors, and treatment. The key is to understand that high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It can cause heart attacks and strokes. It can also cause poor circulation.