Detailed Information About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance, it’s an important element that your body needs to build cells. But, if the cholesterol level is too high or too low, it will cause problems.

Experts recommend that people over 20 years old should measure their cholesterol levels at least once every 5 years, and people aged 35 and older should get measured more frequently.

A blood test of cholesterol levels is known as lipoprotein profile, it contains:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

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How to maintain healthy cholesterol levels?

You can keep your cholesterol levels within normal range by increasing HDL cholesterol and lowering LDL cholesterol. Making simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can benefit you a lot.

Tips to increase HDL cholesterol

Tips to lower LDL cholesterol

 

High cholesterol may lead to some serious health problems, including:

 

* 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.