How Does Cholesterol Affect the Body – More FAQs?

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  1. Heart attack. Over time, there is a chance for the plaques builds up to rupture. If this occurs, a blood clot may develop at the ruptured site which then can totally block the blood flow. If there is any blood that totally stops flowing to any part of the heart, a heart attack may occur!
  2. Chest pain – it is also one of common symptoms of heart attack (particularly in men) and coronary heart disease. The pain of chest can occur when the blood flow to the heart doesn’t run as well as it should be.
  3. Stroke. As written before, the excessive builds up due to too high cholesterol in the blood can create several narrowed sites of blood vessels. It can trigger pressure within the blood vessels raises higher than normal. The builds up of cholesterol and high blood pressure can create a great combination in causing a blood clot in the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the brain. Once your blood flow to the brain is affected, you are at greater risk of getting stroke.

Unfortunately, typically high cholesterol doesn’t cause any noticeable sign and symptom. Therefore to keep safe, it’s much better to take an annual test of measuring your LDL, particularly true if you are now over 30.

Avoid any controllable risk factors that can trigger your LDL raise higher than normal. For instance, if you are overweight, losing your weight back to normal can help! For in-depth information about the link between overweight and high cholesterol, click here!

If necessary, discus with your doctor for more advice about how to lower cholesterol and how to keep it off effectively!


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