High Cholesterol – An immeasurable danger to health

danger of high cholesterol

Cholesterol has is the cause of atherosclerosis, heart attack, or stroke. High cholesterol is truly an immeasurable danger to health.

But did you know that cholesterol has bad guys and good people too? and when it comes to bad harm to the health of high cholesterol, most people equate good cholesterol with bad cholesterol. Cholesterol is found in eggs, dairy products, meat, poultry. Egg yolk and organ meats (liver, kidney, spleen) are high in cholesterol. See also the following article to understand LDL, HDL, and foods high cholesterol. 

Our body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells. However, too much cholesterol can cause health problems. Here are the diseases caused by high cholesterol.

Atherosclerosis

Uncontrollably raised cholesterol can cause atherosclerosis, which occurs when plaque builds up in the artery walls.

This is a substance made up of cholesterol, fat, and calcium 

Plaque builds up in the artery walls, causing the artery to harden and narrow, which can block blood and oxygen from circulating.

Heart attack

When cholesterol forms in the artery wall, interfering with the circulation of oxygen and blood, risk for a heart attack. 

During a heart attack, the plaques rupture and form a blood clot, which can prevent the arteries from receiving blood, oxygen, and the heart muscle from starting to die. 

If blood circulation is restored in time, through cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the heart can work again. 

Angina (Chest pain)

Angina is the result of limited blood circulation in the arteries blocked by too much bad cholesterol.

The arteries become clogged and narrowed because of the deposition of fats, which impede blood flow to the heart.

Angina can lead to cardiovascular disease.

Stroke

When the arteries to the brain are blocked or narrowed due to high cholesterol, blood and oxygen cannot reach the brain. 

If brain cells don’t get enough oxygen and blood, they start to die and cause a stroke. 

Signs and symptoms of stroke include difficulty speaking or slurred speech, difficulty walking, paralysis, or numbness on one side of the face or body.

Peripheral artery disease

High cholesterol can increase the chance of peripheral artery disease. 

This refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It is caused by clogged arteries in the legs due to plaque buildup. This happens mainly in arteries that lead to the legs and feet.

As a result, your leg doesn’t get enough oxygen or blood and develops peripheral artery disease, which is a kind disease of the leg arteries. 

In addition to affecting the legs, peripheral artery disease can lead to heart attack and other heart problems.

High Blood Pressure

While good cholesterol doesn’t raise blood pressure, bad cholesterol does. 

In fact, good cholesterol can help achieve normal blood pressure. 

High levels of bad cholesterol can stick to artery walls as well as other blood vessels.

It obstructs blood circulation, making the heart work twice as hard.

In addition, there is also a stronger blood force on the artery wall, leading to increased blood pressure.

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