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Cholesterol is a vital component, which helps the body to make healthy cells. This wax like component is found in the lipid of the blood. An increased cholesterol count elevates the risk of heart diseases in a person. It thickens the vessels of the arteries resulting in less oxygen flow in the heart. This, in turn, increases the chances of a stroke. High cholesterol can happen from lifestyle habits and inheritance. It is completely treatable and preventable.
What causes high cholesterol?
The blood carries the cholesterol which is attached to the proteins. The combination of cholesterol and protein is known as the lipoprotein. Primarily there are two different kinds of cholesterol that the lipoprotein carries:
- Low-density lipoprotein: LDL is the bad guy that carries all kinds of cholesterol present in the body. It eventually rests on the walls of the arteries, making it narrow and hard.
- High-density lipoprotein: This is the good guy which scans the excess cholesterol and take them back to the liver.
Ideally, the body should have low LDL and high HDL. But often the reverse happens, resulting in high cholesterol and cardiac diseases. Factors such as unhealthy diet, inactivity for most of the day and obesity is responsible for the same. Even the genetic set up can play a hand in a high count of LDL in the body. There is nothing that can be done in this case except to seek medical help.
6 factors that put you at risk:
- Poor diet: Cholesterol levels are dramatically increased when baked products and saturated fats are consumed in an excess amount. Other high cholesterol food products include dairy products, processed fats and red meat. Refraining from this food items will drastically reduce the chances of getting high cholesterol in the body.
- Obesity: Obesity results from too much of fat storage in the body. It not only fatigues a person faster, but puts a person at high risk of getting cholesterol. The body mass index should be always lesser than 30 to abstain the risk of cholesterol.
- Waist circumference: A waist circumference of more than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women can increase the risk of cholesterol.
- Diabetes: This is one of the major causes of high cholesterol. It not only damages the artery lining, but results in higher LDL and lower HDL.
- Less workout: Leading a life which is devoid of exercise and jogging can increase the chances of getting high cholesterol. Exercise boost HDL count in the body and mitigates the risk of low HDL.
- Smoking: The blood vessel walls get damaged with smoking. The blood vessels start accumulating fatty acids thereby increasing the chances of getting high cholesterol.
My mom is 53 years old, her total cholesterol is- 229 mg% hdl cholesterol -direct is 33 mg%, ldl cholesterol -direct is 329mg%. Please suggest the treatment.
Hello Doctor, my age is 21. Last month suddenly due to gastric problem I got breathing problem and I went for liver function test and endoscope Ecg and heart function test ultra sound everything is normal. But when I am walking suddenly I breathe is getting slow and heart beating is getting fast. My throat and upper part and in the middle of chest I can feel tight sensation. Please advice me what to do.
I am 30 years old man, I always getting angry very quickly and rapid heart beat, how can I control this.
Hi, Mom aged about 64 years, two months back she got hit by bike on chest, from past one week she got swelling on that area and her sugar shoot up to 550. Kindly suggest on this matter. I will be very grateful to you.
I am a 28 year old male. My chest get pain so I am checked up sonography. Came to results. Minimal right hydronephrosis with hydrohureter with 4mm sized calculus in lower ureter. What to do ?
I eat much spicy food but not outdoor junk food. The problem is I am getting chest pain on left side periodically. Im dreaming that it was an acidity. So please tell me the solution. Thank you.
Heavy Heart Palpitation after having food. Even Small meals trigger the said effect. What is Happening.
I am 70 yrs male. In 2001 may I had myocardial infraction under medical management only. Six months back I had pottacium in blood 5. 8 please the range suggested here (chennai) india is 4. 8--5. 8. What kind of /names of fruits, vegetables and other food please I should please avoid.
How to reduce high blood pressure besides taking medicines? The blood pressure is around 165 to 170.
You feel your heart begin to beat wildly in your chest as you break into a cold sweat and have trouble catching your breath; is this a heart attack or panic attack? Your first thought is that it's a heart attack since you have an impending feeling of doom which you may even have felt before your attack began. This makes your heart beat even faster and you become so overwhelmed that the feeling gets even worse until you begin to feel light-headed or maybe even pass out. This is a panic attack.
When you suffer from anxiety, the slightest thing can trigger a panic attack and some can be so intense that you can't imagine it being anything other than looming death. It's very common for those having an anxiety attack to mistake it for a heart attack and this fear is enough to just take over and really wreak havoc on your heart rate, but no matter how fast your heart beats or how panicked you feel; you are not having a heart attack and this episode will not kill you.
One thing that will prove helpful in dealing with this is learning the differences between the two:
Signs of a Heart Attack:
- Pressure in the Chest (described as feeling like there is an elephant sitting on your chest).
- Chest pain - note that this is not always present.
- Shortness of breath.
- Pain in the right arm.
- Pain in the back or shoulder blades for women.
- Nausea or vomiting.
Panic attack symptoms include:
- Increased heart rate.
- Sharp or stabbing chest pain that lasts only 5 to 10 seconds.
- Pain that is localized to one small area.
- Pain that usually occurs at rest.
- Pain that accompanies anxiety.
- Pain that is relieved or worsened when you change positions.
- Pain that can be reproduced or worsened by pressing over the area of pain.
The bottom line: Be vigilant and get checked out promptly. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!