Speak To Your Primary Care Physician about Controlling cholesterol

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High cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for heart disease. People of all ages can take steps in order to help keep their cholesterol levels within normal range.

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Speak To Your Primary Care Physician about Controlling Your Cholesterol Levels :

Speak To Your Primary Care Physician about Controlling Your Cholesterol Levels

High cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for heart disease. People of all ages can take steps in order to help keep their cholesterol levels within normal range. :

High cholesterol puts you at an increased risk for heart disease. People of all ages can take steps in order to help keep their cholesterol levels within normal range. Why Control Cholesterol? When you control your cholesterol, you are giving your arteries, their best chance to remain clear of blockages. Cholesterol is a waxy substance and our body use it to make cell membranes and some hormones. B ut when you have too much bad cholesterol (LDL), it combines with white blood cells and forms plaque in your veins and arteries. These blockages lead to heart disease and stroke . Desirable cholesterol levels: Total cholesterol – Less than 200 mg/ dL LDL (bad cholesterol) – Less than 100 mg/ dL HDL (good cholesterol) – 40 mg/ dL or higher Triglycerides – Less than 150 mg/ dL

Some Tips to control your cholesterol: :

Some Tips to control your cholesterol: Your liver and your body cells make about 75% of the cholesterol in your blood. The other 25% comes from your food. The American Heart Association recommends the following : 1. Consume a Healthy Diet: Your primary care physician will recommend consuming a healthy diet which can help control blood cholesterol levels. Consuming fiber may help lower cholesterol. You should avoid trans-fats, unsaturated fat and dietary cholesterol as they have a tendency to raise cholesterol levels. You should limit your alcohol intake because it can cause high blood pressure which increases your risk of heart attack or stroke. 2.Maintain a Healthy Weight: Obesity may raise bad cholesterol levels. Losing weight may help drastically reduce your levels. 3.Exercise Regularly: Physical activity helps maintain weight and lower cholesterol. Adults should participate in some form of physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. 4.Do Not Smoke: Smoking damages blood vessels and increases the hardening of arteries. Smoking dramatically increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you do not presently smoke, you should not start. If you do presently smoke, quitting will greatly reduce your risks. The physician of AOK Emergency room provides you proper suggestion for controlling your cholesterol Levels. If you are worry about your High cholesterol, then just call (281)542-3998 for 24 hour emergency care in Houston and take a good advice and proper treatment.