Showing posts with label Cholesterol. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cholesterol. Show all posts

Health Care : Beware The Dangers Of Cholesterol ? is good or bad ? How reduce it to normal state?

How to reduce your cholesterol
Is good or bad ?

INTRODUCTION OF CHOLESTEROL

It seems that almost overnight everybody started talking about cholesterol levels. Cholesterol has received a bad reputation just by hearing the word lately, but the reality is that it performs functions within the body.

This substance transports fat and protects red blood cells within the body. however there is such a thing as good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.

If you have an elevated LDL (Low density Lipoprotein) level within the body, this can lead to blocked arteries and serious health problems. It can be quite helpful to determine the best ways to bring an elevated cholesterol level down.

Many people seek medical attention for the diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol. There are many medications out there that people can use to lower their cholesterol levels and therefore decrese the likehood of the onset of serious health conditions.

The good news is that there are some wonderful home remedies that one can practice on their own to lower their elevated cholesterol levels  once and for all.

FACTS ABOUT CHOLESTEROL :

  • Cholesterol is both good and bad. At normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body. However, if concentrations in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts people at risk of heart attack.
  • Cholesterol is an essential substance that is produced by the body but is also ingested from animal-derived foods.
  • The greatest risk fo high cholesterol are modifiable lifestyle choices - diet and exercise.
  • Having high cholesterol does not usually produce any symptoms.
  • If lifestyle changes are unsuccessful or cholesterol levels are very high, lipid-lowering drugs such as statins may be prescribed.

WHAT CAUSES OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL ?

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, a cause of heart attacks. Reducing blood lipid levels may lower cardiovascular risk. A build-up of cholesterol is part of the process that narrows arteries, called atherosclerosis, in which plaques form and cause restriction of blood flow.

Reducing intake of fat in the diet helps manage cholesterol levels. In particular, it is helpful to limit foods that contain:
  • Cholesterol - from animal foods, meat, and cheese.
  • Saturated fat - found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, deep-fried, and processed foods.
  • Trans Fats - found in some fried and processed foods.
Being overweight or obese can also lead to higher blood LDL levels. Genetics can contribute to high cholesterol - very high LDL levels are found in the inherited condition familial hypercholesterolemia. Abnormal cholesterol levels can also arise due to other conditions, including :
  • Diabetes
  • Liver or Kidney disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Pregnancy and other conditions that increase levels of female hormones
  • Underactive thyroid gland
  • Drugs that increase LDL cholesterol and decrease HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) cholesterol (progestins, anabolic steroids, and corticosteroids).
Having high cholesterol levels, while a risk factor for other conditions, does not itself present any signs or symptoms. Unless routinely screened through regular blood testing, high cholesterol levels will go unnoticed and could present a silent threat of heart attack or stroke.

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHOLESTEROL

Niacin/VITAMIN B3 :
  • Niacin is excellent for raising your high-density lipoprotein or 'good' cholesterol levels while depleting the your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or 'bad' cholesterol levels as well as triglycerides. High level of LDL cholesterol frequently accompany high triglycerides levels, in turn increasing the risk of heart disease.
  • Niacin is so effective, the American Heart Association reports that niacin reduces cholesterol more effectively than certain prescription medication. I can't think of a better endorsement than that!!
Onion Juice ;
  • The power of the onion shows up yet again as a simple but effective home remedy
  • In this instance, onion juice is the natural cure to help lower cholesterol levels even clean the toxins
  • Consuming onion juice each and every day can help clean the blood, remove toxins from the body, and regulate the heart
  • All of these work as a home remedy to lower cholesterol and leave the person feeling better altogether.
Coriander :
  • Take a cup of water and boil two coriander seeds in it. This concoction is to then be cooled and consumed once a day.
  • Coriander is known to be natural cure to lower cholesterol levels and by consuming it in this manner, it can work quickly as a natural cure for lowering any elevated cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon and Honey :
  • Cinnamon and honey aren't just delicious treats; they are also excellent home remedies to help get rid of raised cholesterol levels.
  • In this instance, boiling several cinnamon sticks in water and adding a tablespoon of honey can make a very powerful drink and one of the best natural cures for cholesterol
  • Drinking this every morning can work wonders as a home remedy for cholesterol