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Keeping A Healthy Cholesterol Level

May 20, 2008
Nowadays, it is very important to know if you are taking too much cholesterol when you are eating. In fact, people did not really concern about the cholesterol level in the past. However, more people are aware that a high cholesterol level will have real harm to our health. As a result, we will need to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.

First of all, you may want to know what cholesterol actually is. In fact, it is a kind of lipid which is vital to our body. All of the cells in our body are surrounded by cholesterol. It will insulate nerve fibers and this will help to make sure that the nerve signal can be transmitted through out our body properly.

However, it will be a problem if you have too much cholesterol. It will lead to heart attacks. As a result, we have to control our cholesterol level so that it will not be too high.

As mentioned, a high cholesterol level can increase the risk of having heart attack. You should check with your doctor to see if your level is too high. As a matter of fact, you should have a regular body check so that you can know if you are able to control the level. You should discuss with your doctor as early as possible if you find that the level of your cholesterol in your body is considered too high.

So, what can you do if you find that the level is too high? The first thing you should do is of course to eat healthy. You should try to eat healthy food. Quit smoking is also a most. Apart from the above, it is very important for you to lose some weight if you are overweight. Exercises are also extremely essential. It will help to lower your cholesterol level and at the same time protect you from heart diseases.

Generally, a low fat diet should help to lower the level. Of course you should make sure that the diet you are on should be healthy enough. You should avoid any unhealthy diets. Again, exercising is a must when you are on diet. However, if you find that the level is still too high after being on diet and exercising for six months, you should consult your doctor right away. In this case you may need to take some medications in order to lower your cholesterol level.
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