High cholesterol Bad cholesterol

High cholesterol Bad cholesterol

LDL – Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol or bad cholesterol accumulation in arteries can lead to cholesterol plaque. This results in narrow arteries and limits blood flow resulting in blood clots risk. When arteries are blocked, it could lead to stroke or heart attack or both. Thus, having high cholesterol increases risk of cardiovascular disease


Problem with high cholesterol is, unless doctor does blood test one cannot make out whether the person has cholesterol or not. Checking for cholesterol at least once a year helps to prevent any sudden health issues.  If cholesterol level is elevated doctors recommend dietary changes or prescribe medicines to bring level down.


Adopting healthy diet with high fiber foods, consuming less and good fat will bring down LDL.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 11, 2023

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