What You Should Know About Your Cholesterol-
According to Mayo Clinic, cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood use to build healthy cells. But too much of it may put you at risk of heart disease. When you have high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in the walls of your blood vessels. Over time, these deposits may grow and make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.
High cholesterol can be an inherited trait, but it can also be the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. This can make it preventable and treatable. The downside is that there often aren’t any clear symptoms to high cholesterol. One way to know if you have high cholesterol is to see your doctor and have blood work completed.
Cholesterol is carried through our blood attached to proteins. This combination is called a lipoprotein. There are different kinds of lipoproteins with different purposes:
- High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)- This is usually known as the “good” cholesterol. It carries cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver, which serves to remove the cholesterol from your body.
- Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)- This is sometimes called the “bad” cholesterol because high levels can lead to the buildup of damaging plaque in your arteries.
While high cholesterol is something that you can’t detect, there are factors that may increase your risk of unhealthy levels like:
- Poor diet- it’s important that you keep a healthy, balanced diet to make sure that your cholesterol levels are within a good range. Eating too much saturated fats or trans fat can result in unhealthy levels for the body.
- Age- Age is something that you can’t take back. While young children can have unhealthy cholesterol, it’s more common in people over 40 according to Mayo Clinic. When you age your liver is less likely to remove LDL cholesterol.
- Exercise- To maintain an overall healthy body, exercise has to be a part of your regime. It helps to boost your body’s good cholesterol. Not only that but it’s a great way to keep your body in shape. Having a body index of 30 or greater can put you at risk of high cholesterol.
There are some people that have high cholesterol because of genetics. There are a series of things that can be done to be able to manage high cholesterol. One of them is to make sure that you’re taking the medication that’s prescribed by your doctor if needed. They will be able to balance out your levels so that you wont be at risk for any other diseases. Not only that but it’s important to check your cholesterol regularly. Making sure you know what can spike it and what helps level it out is going to help you in the long run.
There is some evidence that IV Therapy may be able to help with high cholesterol. Together with a healthy lifestyle and diet, your body may be able to regain health and longevity.
- B Complex- Promotes energy, decreases sugar cravings, insomnia, nightmares, helps to regulate mood, all while making sure you stay focused and alert. There is some research stating that some B vitamins, like Niacin, may be able to help increase levels of high density lipoproteins in the body.
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)- May help convert food into useable energy. Studies have suggested that it may be able to help lower bad cholesterol because of activation receptors inside cells.
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)- May help convert food into useable energy and assists in the synthesis of fat, cholesterol, steroid hormones, neurotransmitters, and hemoglobin.
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Mayo Clinic Staff. (2021, July 20). High Cholesterol. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350806