Cholesterol / 10 posts found

Vitamins and Herbal Supplements to Help Reduce Cholesterol

by Ross Bryant
It is important to take steps to protect your heart from heart disease. There are a variety of vitamins and supplements that can have a beneficial effect on your heart health by reducing your cholesterol levels. Some of the vitamins and herbs that have shown protective qualities specific to your heart include: Green tea, Niacin, Psyllium Fiber, Fish oils, Red yeast rice, Plant sterols, Coenzyme Q10, and B-Complex vitamins including folic acid, B12 and B6. Discussing Supplements with Your Doctor It is recommended that you have a discussion with your doctor prior to introducing a new supplement into your health […]

Understanding Cholesterol Numbers

by Ross Bryant
Depending on where you live, cholesterol levels may be measured in mg or milligrams of cholesterol per dL or deciliter of blood. Other countries measure cholesterol in mmol or millimoles per L of blood. Once you receive your lipid profile or lipid panel results you will be able to determine if your cholesterol falls in a healthy range or in a potential danger zone. Do You Have Healthy or Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels? To understand your cholesterol levels it is important to understand some of your body’s processes. Cholesterol, made in our liver, is a compound found in the majority of […]

Triglycerides

by Ross Bryant
Maintaining a healthy heart starts with exercise and diet. There is a strong and obvious correlation between obesity and heart problems. Being obese or overweight is often a product of eating too much of the wrong foods, or lack of exercise, or both. Understanding what effects different foods have on the body will help in making more beneficial dietary choices. One of the things often discussed in regards to heart health is cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Your good and bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels are factored in to your total cholesterol score and considered to be vital indicators to your […]

Tips to Reduce Cholesterol Levels

by Ross Bryant
How many times have you promised yourself that you would never eat greasy or processed foods again, only to find yourself checking into a fast food outlet for a quick bite? With the hectic lifestyle and lack of discipline that most people have these days, it comes as no surprise to learn that high cholesterol is one of the leading health problems of our generation. Cholesterol is produced by the liver and some of it is used by the body for important functions but if the amount produced is constantly in excess of the body’s requirements, it can lead to […]

Raise Your HDL Cholesterol Levels

by Ross Bryant
It may sound confusing to hear that you should lower your cholesterol levels to reduce your risk of heart disease, yet raise your HDL cholesterol levels if it is low. HDL or “good” cholesterol as it has been nicknamed over the years helps to reduce the accumulation of fatty deposits or plaques within the coronary artery walls. The formation of plaques within our arterial walls is a process known as “atherogenesis.” HDL has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant properties, as shown in recent studies, which hinders the process of atherogenesis. HDL “The Good” Cholesterol For years it was the bad cholesterol […]

Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels

by Ross Bryant
Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels High cholesterol is one of the leading health problems today. Conventional wisdom is that the two main causes of this are a poor diet laden with fatty foods and a lack of exercise. While there are several medications out there that can reduce your cholesterol levels, the best defense anyone can have against this serious problem is an understanding of how important it really is to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Once an appreciation of this is gained the next and most important step is to take positive action. As in all things relating to health an […]

Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

by Ross Bryant
If your blood tests are showing high cholesterol levels, your doctor will be concerned and will advise you to take steps to reduce them. Your doctor will point out that individuals with high cholesterol have a higher risk of succumbing to life-threatening diseases like cardiac arrest, atherosclerosis and stroke. While your doctor may make you aware of the medicines you can take, which is taking statin drugs, hopefully they will also inform you that you can take action yourself. You may then be looking for natural remedies as a lower-risk solution to lowering your cholesterol. Here are a few natural remedies […]

Lower High Cholesterol Levels Naturally

by Ross Bryant
Cholesterol-lowering drugs have shown to be effective for most people for specifically that – it works to lower a person’s cholesterol readings. However there is increasing doubt as to how beneficial these lower figures are to actual improved health. Debate will continue, and it is crucial that individuals do their own research into both causes and cures of health problems. Assigning a number to overall cholesterol levels, then determining that if a person’s levels are below that means they are healthy is very simplistic and unhelpful. Even if it were that simple, it is unfortunate that pharmaceutical products can and […]

Low Cholesterol Diet – Foods That Lower Cholesterol

by Ross Bryant
There are many adults that have high cholesterol levels. Even more startling, only one out of three has the condition under control. It is important to be aware of the dangers, as having high cholesterol is a life-threatening condition and people who suffer from high cholesterol levels are at twice the risk of suffering from heart disease than those who do not. Managing your diet will help. If you don’t manage the condition early, you could very well suffer a heart attack or have to undergo a bypass surgery. If those don’t sound like your idea of a good time, […]

Eggs and Your Cholesterol Levels

by Ross Bryant
In the not so distant past, eggs had a negative reputation for contributing to high cholesterol levels in the blood. Many people were convinced that eating eggs on a daily basis would lead to less than ideal heart health. Nowadays, the egg eating cholesterol debate has been deemed a myth. In the United Kingdom, an organization of major egg producers claim that individuals have continuously been given outdated information when it comes to the link between blood cholesterol levels and eating eggs. Evidence provided by the Royal School of Medicine in the UK offered specific evidence showing that dietary cholesterol […]