Causes of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol can easily occur if you don’t take good care of yourself or your family. Here “good care” is easy to catch even via your minor daily habits.

Diet.
Too much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol for sure won’t make you a healthy condition. Cholesterol is one of the outcomes.
For example, you better avoid too much meats, whole milk, egg yolks, butter, and cheese especially in a diet for the elderly, namely avoid too much saturated fat and cholesterol.  Besides, limit cookies, crackers, and chips, let’s say, to kids, making  as less trans fat digest as possible.

Weight.
Obesity may put you at a higher triglycerides level and lower HDL (good cholesterol) level.

Exercise.
Sedentary lifestyle can easily cause severer blood clots, lower HDL level. Get moved!

Age and gender.
Cholesterol management is not a problem only for the elderly. Anyone over 20 should add the cholesterol level into your healthy memo, female or male.

Certain diseases.
You should especially record your cholesterol level if you have the hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, and other liver disease.

Genetics.
High cholesterol may have its family origin. If your parents or other family members have high cholesterol, take some tips to prevent it as soon as possible.

Smoking.
For any sake, smoking is never a helper for your health, especially making your HDL cholesterol decrease.

Medicines’ side effect.
If you are taking medicines like thiazide diuretics, beta-blockers, estrogen, and corticosteroids, watch out your triglyceride levels and lower HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.