MedQ Smart Pill Box with alarms brings our BLOG Visitors another article filled with useful, Day-to-Day information. Today’s topic, What You Need to Know About Cholesterol. We all know some one who is taking pills for Cholesterol. A smart medication reminder is vital to proper compliance. This being said there are good and bad types of Cholesterol. People really Need to Know About Cholesterol and it’s impact.
It is vital to have a good understanding of the different kinds of your body’s cholesterol. In fact, you should also know how to control their respective levels. Every heart specialist will confirm this good advice.
Good cholesterol, (the medical term — high-density lipoprotein [HDL]) has the function of recycling cholesterol as well as fat in the blood stream. What we call bad cholesterol, (medical term low-density lipoprotein [LDL]), because any LDL which goes unprocessed, will be deposited directly into the blood vessels. This reduced function an cause vascular disease. HDL can help prevent this by ‘recycling’ excess amounts of bad cholesterol.
Total cholesterol level can lead the individual a stray. This being said, it is critical to good Heart health to know your Cholesterol levels. This applies to both bad cholesterol as well as good cholesterol.
Cholesterol levels are only part of the puzzle
These are some of the factors that may raise cholesterol-related risks. These behaviors as well as genetic factors will actually reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood. This in turn will increase the risk for heart disease.
Two other factors that may increase the risk from having lower LDL levels.
The American Heart Association recommends all adults have their cholesterol tested every 4-6 years. In addition, the traditional heart factors should be checked at the same time. This applies to individuals with no previous heart issues.