High Cholesterol

Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is a form of "hyperlipidemia" (elevated levels of lipids in the blood) and "hyperlipoproteinemia" (elevated levels of lipoproteins in the blood). Cholesterol is a waxy substance that's found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke.
  • Asymptomatic
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Stroke
  • Diminished organ function
  • Congenital
  • Consuming a diet rich in carbohydrates and refined sugar
  • Consuming high levels of animal fats
  • Inadequate intake of dietary fiber from vegetable sources
  • Increase vegetable intake
  • Regular cardiovascular exercise 4 to 6 days per week
  • Limit the consumption of starchy carbohydrates
  • Eliminate consumption of refined sugars



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