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Sir if oxygenated blood is present in a bld vessel then it is called as an artery and if the bld vessel contains deoxygenated blood then it is called as a vein. But in our heart (pulmonary artery) nd umbilical artery contains deoxygenated blood instead of oxygenated blood. So y we r not saying it as a pulmonary vein and umbilical vein as it contains deoxygenated blood?
For a long time cholesterol in totality was seen as a bad thing for your body although the truth was a little more complicated than that. Cholesterol primarily is divided into two types, one of which can be categorized as bad cholesterol and the other as good cholesterol. Let's have an in-depth look at both the categories.
LDL or Low Density Lipoprotein aka bad cholesterol: Cholesterol is a wax like chemical, which is found all over the body and it has important functions to perform. Cholesterol is carried all over the body by Lipoproteins. The low density lipoproteins are denoted as bad cholesterol as they can accumulate on the walls of the blood vessels and cause blockages in heart arteries, resulting in many ailments. LDL levels of 190 and above are considered dangerous.
Some of the risks associated with it are:
1. Heart disease
4. Peripheral artery disease among many others
HDL or High Density Lipoprotein aka good cholesterol: This is a form of cholesterol which is usually desired in higher quantities as it removes LDL from the system by dislodging it from the arteries and then carrying it through the blood stream into the liver. The liver then breaks it down and removes it from the body. Thus, higher number of HDL cholesterol is always desirable.
Some of the ideal numbers for HDL cholesterol within the body are:
Women - Ideal: 60 mg/dl, dangerous: 50 mg/dl or lower
Men - Ideal: 60 mg/dl, dangerous: 50 mg/dl lower
The role of triglycerides
Good and bad cholesterol levels also depend on the levels of triglycerides within the body and not just LDL or HDL cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat which are used to store energy within the body but can also affect your health. It is most associated with atherosclerosis when the levels of triglycerides are high within the body.
Some habits that contribute to high levels of it are:
a. Lack of physical activity
b. Obesity or being overweight
c. Excesses in alcohol consumption
e. Bad diet and others
Thus the good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol war also includes other factors, most of which can be easily changed by making subtle changes in lifestyle and incorporating healthier habits. This will increase the good cholesterol and the other relevant elements and reduce the bad. You can consult a cardiologist for more details.
Can anyone get a heart blockage because continuous shouting on anyone everyday and getting tensed+ irritated. She is having pain in chest when she shouts. She is taking thyroid medicine.
I have mild Mr. (EF 65 %) and hypertension. Bicuspid aortic valve with aortic root dilatation (39 to 40 mm. Stable over 4 year) Age 30 year . Was on metoprolol 50 mg BD. Due to depression stopped . Now heart rate 120 minute. Started on diltiaxem 120 mg + 180 mg. Having constipation . Want to change diltiazem. Other substitute.
I somtimes feel congestion in chest? I am female of 25 yrs of age. I got my lipid profile and my cholesterol was a bit high. What should I do ?
My triglycerides are 254 and normal bp weigh 76 kg height 5'7" with small spots on both eyes, nothing any other problem, what is its management?
में 27साल का हु, मुझे पिछले 1 साल से हाई ब्लडप्रेशर है 155 bp एनी टाइम में अम्प्लोवास 5/25 टेबलेट लेता हु
Doctor I sometime feel pain in my chest. When we eat some oily food like puri. So My BP is little bit high I.e 90 to 135. So I want to knw wht was the reason for pain. Pliz advice.
Hi i m 27 yrs old have problem of high cholesterol levels n thyroid level imbalances so i 89 k gs n want to loose weight quickly. Suggest me steps n precautions .I want to know how can u keep my levels in check without any medicines.and what precautions i must take? Thanks
After a Bypass operation what are the precautions, medication or check up needed for a man at the age of 70 yrs.
I am a 27 years old female, from 4 month I feel slight pain in mid chest area, rarely get hyperventilation (about 5 times now, out of which twice ended fainting. Have had cold/running nose most of the time. Feels like my throat have mucus generating all time. Also, majorly to note I am going through a severe emotional state, hence not sure if all these are symptoms of stress or some problem. Kindly advice.
I have high BP, sometimes I am just feeling so much anger inside me that I can even kill myself to help me feel better. Heartbeat does not calm down easily. Feel dizziness. Eyes bcm heavy and red.
I am 21 years igot chest pain some time when I sleep with stomach. Is it a prblm to my body or it happen when you are continues sleep.
My wife appears to be pregnant. She had her last cycle on 30th September 2016. She feel little nausea and her BP has fallen down to 60/90. She did urine test through Prega News and one more strip and it came positive. Please guide how should we proceed and what steps should we take?
On an average a person consumes nearly 800 calories daily from added sugar. This does not just include natural sugar found in fruits or milk but the processed sweet sugar as well, that is added to cakes, tea, coffee, confectionery and even pasta sauce and salad dressing. However, it is possible that you can limit your sugar intake or even quit it to get some truly amazing benefits.
When you take this hard decision, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as mild depression, anxiety or restlessness. But if you remain adamant and continue with your decision, your body will soon show some incredible results that you couldn't have imagined.
Here are a few of them:
1. Your heart will beat happily
Sugar raises insulin levels that activate the responses of sympathetic nervous system thereby elevating your bp and heart rate. When you cut down on sugar, your ldl cholesterol will decrease by 10% and triglycerides will reduce by 20-30%. And your risk of heart attack will reduce manifold.
2. Your weight fluctuations will be gone
With the exception of fruits, sugar is mostly present in processed or high-carb foods that contain loads of other unwanted constituents like fat etc.
So when you quit sugar, your body has to no longer worry about those unwelcome calories and your weight will stop moving right and left across the scale.
3. Digestion will become efficient
When you quit sugar, the digestive system becomes more efficient. Since your stomach and intestines have to no longer worry about those difficult to digest processed foods, their abilities and functioning improves. Even your colon begins to work better, may be you take more trips to the restroom, so things get even more on track.
4. No more acne troubles
Sugar triggers acne troubles. When you cut it down, you will no longer be troubled by those zits that dampen your looks. Your skin will actually clear up, cracks will disappear and you will get a healthier skin.
5. You will no longer have sweet craving
With sugar, there is a huge negative, as you enjoy sweets, you crave for more sweets. But if you quit sugar, slowly you will begin to avoid foods that contain sugar and as a result, whenever you will eat anything that has sugar, it will taste over sweet and you will not be able to have large portions. This means no more cravings for sugar!