home remedies to reduce cholesterol
There are 2 types of cholesterol Low lipoproteins or LDL (bad cholesterol) and high-density lipoproteins HDL good cholesterol
LDLs are responsible for plaque buildup in the arteries, this blocks the flow of blood to major organs like the liver, the kidneys, genitals, brain and is the number one cause of heart disease
HDLs in the other hand are considered good because they carry unused cholesterol back to the liver where it was produced once there the liver brakes it down to be removed from the body
The needed cholesterol plays an important part in the formation of sex hormones and proper nerve and brain function.
However, if we do not have enough HDLs or too much cholesterol for them to pick up and transport back to the liver it will stay in our arteries blocking them
But you are probably asking yourself if the cholesterol is produced in the liver, why would I have too much, it seems like the liver would regulate how much cholesterol is needed? That is right, the problem is that cholesterol is also present in our diet and usually we eat too much-saturated fats such as coconuts, white bread, gravies, pork products, etc. all these added to the cholesterol produced by the liver could make us reach an unsafe cholesterol level.
- Yellowish patches around eyelids
- Whitish edges of cornea
- Cholesterol deposits around cornea
- coronary heart disease, caused by atherosclerosis
Tips to Prevent Cholesterol
- Eating a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, getting plenty of exercise, managing your weight, and not smoking can help prevent high cholesterol. Because cholesterol levels tend to increase with age, paying attention to diet and exercise is particularly important as you get older.
- Remember that high cholesterol is just one of the things that increase your risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack. Controlling other health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, is also important to reduce your overall risk.