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High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol Basics

Basics

Cholesterol (chole- bile and stereos- solid) is a type of lipid (fat) in your blood. It is vital for the body as it is required to build and maintain cell membranes and acts as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acids, and vitaminD.

 


High Cholesterol Diagnosis & Prevention

Diagnosis & Prevention

Triglycerides are a kind of fat found in your blood and fat tissues. Triglycerides are not cholesterol, but are commonly measured along with cholesterol.

 

 


Therapy & Guidelines for Treatment

Treatment

Your blood cholesterol level is directly related to various heart diseases. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart attack.

 

 


Therapy for High Cholesterol

Non-Conventional Therapy

Sedentary Lifestyle: Exercise plays a vital role in increasing your body’s HDL levels and decreasing LDL levels. People who do not exercise at a regular basis and spend most of their time sitting/lying down can have significantly higher levels of LDL.

 

 

Resources & References

Resources and References

The following sources were used as a reference for creating this content in this section.

 

 

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