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High Cholesterol Level (Hypercholesterolemia)

High Cholesterol Level also known as Hypercholesterolemia. Cholesterol is one of the body’s fats (lipids). Cholesterol and another lipid, triglyceride, are important building blocks in the structure of cells and are also used in making hormones and producing energy. To some extent, the cholesterol level in blood depends on what you eat but it is mainly dependent on how the body makes cholesterol in the liver. The Qi lever in your Liver and Kidneys.

Having too much cholesterol in the blood is not a disease in itself, but can lead to the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) in the major vascular systems.

For the sake of simplicity, there are two sorts of cholesterol: a ‘good’ sort called high density lipoprotein (HDL) and a ‘bad’ sort called low density lipoprotein (LDL).

HDL has a useful effect in reducing tissue cholesterol and taking it back to the liver. HDL actually protects against atherosclerosis. LDL may contribute to diseases of the arteries (cardiovascular disease).

The proportion of LDL-cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol that influences the degree to which atherosclerosis is likely to cause problems (heart attack).

LDL-cholesterol level can be lowered by eating a low fat diet and, if required, taking herbal medicine . HDL-cholesterol level can be raised by exercising.
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