High Cholesterol and Heart Disease – What Is The Connection?

cholesterol and heart disease

There is a cholesterol heart disease link and because heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women this connection is drawing much attention.

What is the link between high cholesterol and heart disease?

Too much cholesterol in your blood causes a fatty build up within your artery walls called plaque. When this plaque accumulates it results in a condition called atherosclerosis.

You may have heard of this condition referred to by its more common name “hardening of the arteries.”

The build up of plaque is of concern because as the walls of the arteries gather more of the fatty materials the artery walls thicken and provide less area for blood to move through.

If this is allowed to continue the artery can become blocked and result in a heart attack.

Below you will find more about healthy cholesterol levels you need to have, plus 5 ways to lower cholesterol and risk of heart disease. More importantly I will show the solution I used to lower my cholesterol by 58 points in 2 months.

How much cholesterol is too much?

When you go to your doctor he or she will use a blood test to determine if there is a significant elevation of cholesterol and heart disease risk.

The initial blood test will often be a non-fasting cholesterol test and this will give your doctor the level of HDL (high density lipoprotein), commonly referred to as “good cholesterol” and the level of total cholesterol found in your blood.

A fasting cholesterol test will give additional information about your level of LDL (low density lipoprotein), commonly called “bad cholesterol” as well as the level of triglycerides or fat in your blood.

You want your total cholesterol count to be below 200. If your total cholesterol is between 200 and 239, your cholesterol level is borderline and if your level is 240 or above your cholesterol level is high.

How often to check you cholesterol?

The high cholesterol heart disease link is less prevalent in younger adults yet “Everyone over the age of 20 should get their cholesterol levels measured at least once every five years.”

Cholesterol heart disease – reducing the risk

Fortunately, there are a number of measures you can take to lower your cholesterol and consequently your risk of heart attack.

    1. Limit your cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams a day by lowering your consumption of saturated fats.

    2. Exercise for 30 minutes a day at a moderate intensity level.

    3. Quit smoking

    4. You can take a cholesterol medication, however understand that the side effects are not worth the benefits.

    5. That's why I took a cholesterol lowering supplement. The one that I took is called Choleslo and it lowered my cholesterol by 58 points in 2 months.

The link between high cholesterol and heart disease affects you negatively i.e. high cholesterol may lead to heart disease and heart attack. The good news however is that you can control your cholesterol and lower it. This leads to a much lower risk of heart disease and heart attack.

Take Care

Artin Vaqari
Founder
www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com

P.S. I do recommend that you check out the cholesterol lowering supplement Choleslo, simply because it is effective. It lowered my cholesterol by 58 points from more than 250 to below 200 which is the normal level.)


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