High cholesterol, how can we avoid it ...
The high levels of fat or high cholesterol in our blood represents for our organism a silent killer. The alarm signals occur when the disease is too advanced and it becomes difficult to control it.
Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is important for the formation of cell membranes. Vitamin D and some hormones.
Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream by special particles called lipoproteins.
High density lipoproteins (HDL) are the good cholesterol. They return the bad cholesterol to the liver so that it eliminates it.
Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are the bad cholesterol, they can clog the arteries and cause heart attacks or strokes.
A high level of bad cholesterol can clog the blood vessels with fat deposits. Hindering the passage of blood through the arteries, causing serious damage to the heart and brain.
Signs that indicate when our cholesterol is high.
Rapid heart rate. When the blood vessels are blocked they can not function properly.
Yellow formations in the lower and upper eyelids. They do not cause pain or affect vision.
A gray ring around the cornea. They are common in older people and can constutuir a signal of high cholesterol in young people.
Pain in the back of the head and neck. The obstruction of the blood vessels cause a bad circulation in the head.
Tingling in the feet and hands. It is a sign of lack of nutrients, oxygen and poor circulation due to the obstructed blood vessels.
Other factors of high cholesterol are due to:
Diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, poor diet and smoking.
It is advisable to get regular check-ups and a balanced diet.