Cholesterol Damages...The Race To Your Arteries

Fri 09 December 2016

HDL vs LDL…All Cholesterol Is Not Created Equal!                         

They join forces to travel along your bloodstream in little “globular packages” together with lipoproteins (which is a combo of fat and a protein molecule). NHS Heroes online pharmacy in the UK The protein helps to transport the cholesterol (fat) to where it is needed in the body (and you thought protein was just another catch-word!)

HDL Cholesterol

High-density lipoproteins (HDL)are small, dense molecules responsible for transporting cholesterol to the liver (which is your body’s built-in garbage disposal), before it can attach itself to your arteries, causing blockages, that can lead to surgery. You WANT it…

People who exercise, don’t smoke, and keep up a healthy weight tend to have higher levels of this “good” cholesterol (sort of like Karma…do good, get good). LowHDL levels can be a risk factor for coronary heart disease, while high levels help reduce your risk.

LDL Cholesterol

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) carries most of the cholesterol through your bloodstream and delivers it to the cells of the body. 

LDL  molecules are larger, not as dense, and less stable than HDL. They like to deposit plaques on the walls of your arteries, which will likely clog them, and lead to cardiovascular disease.

A change in your diet, adding exercise to your daily routine and losing weight can help a LOT to improve your cholesterol. Your doctor may prescribe medication, especially if you’re at high risk for heart disease.

(What’s your heart disease risk?  Find out at www.realage.com)

If your physician puts you on medication to manage your cholesterol, Make SURE you ask these questions:

And some of these side effects can be serious, so please MAKE SURE you let your doctor know if you experience them!