High Cholesterol Risks

HDL cholesterol is the Good cholesterol, while LDL cholesterol is the Bad cholesterol. When talk about risks, we are referring to high LDL cholesterol. 

What happens if there’s too much LDL cholesterol in your blood? It will build up on the wall of the arteries. It then becomes a type of heart disease, named atherosclerosis. The arteries lose elasticity and become narrowed. The blood flow to the heart muscle is then slowed or even blocked. Then a person feels chest pain. This is the way the heart muscle tries to get more oxygen. And one day, when a portion of arteries is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is a heart attack, and the heart muscle that can’t get blood and oxygen is damaged permanently. 

 

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