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  • Cholesterol is actually produced by the liver and is a fat-like waxy substance.

    Although Cholesterol is often thought of as a "bad thing", and if too much is in the body it is, the truth is that cholesterol also has purposes important to your overall health and body function.

    Every cell within the body is formed to varying degrees from cholesterol. When the cholesterol level becomes elevated, it can be dangerous, however, at the appropriate level, it plays a vital role in many functions of the body.

    Cholesterol works to build and repair cells, produces hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, and produces bile acids proven to aid in the digestion of fat.

    If you have too much cholesterol in your body, the levels build-up in the blood and cause clogging, which in turn raises the risk for heart disease and/or stroke.

    Some cholesterol is produced in your body while eating saturated foods made from animal-based foods such as dairy meat, eggs, which are essential components in the elevation of cholesterol. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains do not contain cholesterol.

    More than 50% of all adult Americans have levels of cholesterol that are too high. If you think about that, what that means is that the potential for having a heart attack and/or stroke is just teetering on the edge for millions of people.

    As you will learn in this site, there are ways that cholesterol levels can be reduced. There is hope in that for every 1% you lower your cholesterol, your chance of having a heart attack and/or stroke is reduced by 2%. Not a bad ratio!

    The best approach for managing your cholesterol level is to have it checked by your physician every three to five years. If you have elevated cholesterol, there are several ways you can lower your cholesterol before trying medication.

    Symptoms of high cholesterol usually are rare. High cholesterol levels are generally identified from a blood test. The symptoms seen are actually from the end-result of high cholesterol for health issues such as coronary disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.

    Let us break each of these down to look at the symptoms in depth.

    Coronary Disease

    The primary symptom associated with coronary heart disease is called Angina (chest pain). When a person experiences this, they describe a feeling of "pressure", "squeezing", or a general feeling of "someone sitting on their chest."

    These symptoms can spread to the jaw, neck, or arm regions of the body and although the primary symptom is the feeling of pressure in the chest region, some individuals experience that feeling of pressure in other areas and not the chest.

    In addition to the reported pressure, other symptoms can include nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness or dizziness, and heart palpitations.

    Angina can be directly correlated to coronary heart disease and should be taken seriously. However, there are other stressors such as over-exertion, high-level of emotion, or even after eating a huge meal to be considered. In these circumstances a short period of rest, five minutes or so, will reduce or eliminate the symptoms. Again, if you have any of these symptoms, it is better to be checked out by a physician than to assume everything is fine.

    Stroke

    There are four primary symptoms pertaining to a stroke although often times this is a sudden event with little or no warning.

    The sudden onset of numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
    Confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding
    Sudden trouble with vision in one or both eyes
    Dizziness, loss of balance, lack of coordination
    Other symptoms can include:

    Nausea and/or vomiting
    Fever
    Fainting, convulsions, and even coma
    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    This is a disease consisting of the blood vessels. Arteries that carry blood to your extremities become narrow or clogged. The outcome is that the blood flow is slowed or stopped completely.

    The primary symptoms of this disease are:

    Numbness and/or tingling in the lower extremities
    A cold sensation in the lower extremities
    Open sores or ulcers on the lower extremities that do not heal normally

  • high blood pressure
    and that can be dangerous if not kept under control

  • communityinflorida

    Bad news. You may try and change this by eating certain items in your diet.

  • heart atacks and heart disease will lead to an un healthy life. But eat a lot of oatmeal its good for you tasts good and helps lower cholesterol. Chereos are also good.

  • heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney damage liver failure and a few major things

  • heart problems, high blood pressure.

  • Well, I have high cholesterol (well on my first screening), and I hope it’s gone down. Because of this, I was alarmed and did some research on webmd.com and mayoclinic.com…

    Eating excess saturated and trans fats cause your liver to manufacturer the bad type of cholesterol, in fact, it floods your bloodstream with it. Cholesterol, in the liver, are tiny little spheres which – if lodged on the sides of ducts such as in the bile duct of the gall bladder, will grow as more cholesterol gets manufacturered. The Gall Bladder is attached to the liver and everything flows out of the liver and through the Gall Bladder. As these tiny spheres grow, they become gall stones. Eventually, a gall stone is so large that it blocks the bile duct and then the gall bladder becomes inflamed. At that point, there is no help for it; it must come out through surgery.

    Another problem with this cholesterol is that it sometimes lodges in the walls of your arteries – building up as "plaque". It’s a back, tarry substance which hardens, thus you get what’s called "hardening of the arteries" and the flow becomes more and more constricted (I’m talking about later in life), until the opening of some arteries are so small that there is no longer enough blood flow. This then causes congestive heart failure (which is merely a term to mean that the heart is not functioning properly and that your body is in red alert, as one system malfunctions after another. One common occurrence is that the lungs fill with fluid. And, unless the patient is able to get to an emergency room, he could suffocate.

    There are other risks to the digestive tract. Cholesterol has been known to contribute to such Irritable Bowel Syndrome diseases or diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis (again, later in life).

  • heart disease. Heart attack. Not a good thing.

  • dear friend

    you mean high cholesterol
    its divided into LDL, HDL, mainly, If you have HDL in the way of higher level nothing to happen, its help you better, increase LDL is high, you blood passage like blood tubes, veins etc. slowly blocked, infuture blood flow is stopped, then you imagine, the entire system is failure now, needs bypass surgery immediately.
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