There are good and bad types of cholesterol that we take into our systems. High-density lipoproteins clean out the low-density lipoproteins from our bodies and decrease a person’s overall risk of heart disease. The low-density lipoproteins referred to are the bad cholesterols. These increase the risk of heart disease in a person because it builds up in your arteries and has the potential to cause other health problems such as blood clots. A person with a family history of heart disease and heart attacks should be monitoring their Cholesterol levels closely, even if that person is very healthy.
Cholesterol levels become very dangerous when a person continually exercises poor eating habits and does not take proper care of themselves. Someone who eats a large amount of fatty foods increases their risks of heart disease and heart attacks on a constant basis. Those who frequent the drive-through restaurants are automatically involved in this category. Even some of the fare considered “lighter” at these places may actually be worse for you than you think.
People need to take whatever necessary steps they require in order to live a healthy and balanced life. Healthy eating and plenty of exercise are the keys to the right balance in life. If you are one of the people who readily admit to not eating properly, speak to your doctor about the necessary lifestyle changes you need to make. Your family doctor may order blood or other tests to determine your Cholesterol levels. There is also a wealth of information online from respective Heart and Stroke Foundations across North America and the world. These websites can provide you with and direct you to further resources locally in order to obtain the information you need.
Monitoring your Cholesterol levels is especially important and often is taken for granted. Ensure you and your heart remain healthy and happy.