What is Cholesterol?
You can get high cholesterol treatment in Dubai in Emirates Specialty Hospital. Fat-like substances that work in the endocrine and digestive systems are called cholesterol. It is found in animal foods. With the consumption of such foods, it enters the body and is synthesized. Excess cholesterol, which has important functions in the body, is also harmful.
LDL- Low Density Lipoprotein: It is characterized as bad cholesterol because it causes vascular occlusion.
HDL- High Density Lipoprotein: It is considered as good cholesterol because it transfers excess cholesterol in the blood to the liver and reduces clotting, preventing vascular occlusion.
VLDL-Very Low Density Lipoprotein: It carries lipid groups in the liver to adipose tissues and muscles.
TG-Triglyceride: It is the stored state of fat in cells.
Lipids: They are formed as a result of the oils deteriorating and reacting with oxygen.
Chylomicrons: Chylomicrons, which are lipoprotein groups, allow cholesterol and lipids to be transported from the intestine to the liver.
LDL (bad cholesterol) value in the blood is below 130 mg / dL, total cholesterol value is below 200 mg / dL, triglyceride value is below 150 mg / dL and HDL value is 40 mg / dL in women and 50 mg / dL in men. above, the individual can be said to be healthy in terms of cholesterol structure.
The condition for these cholesterol levels to rise in the blood is called “high cholesterol”.
High Cholesterol Symptoms
- Yellow colored sebaceous glands on the face and around the eyes
- chest pain
- Fatigue and fatigue
- Pain in the feet and legs, numbness
- Late healing of wounds
- Pale looking skin
- Shortness of breath
- Fat accumulation under the skin
- Blemishes on the skin
*Bruising in some parts of the body
What happens as a result of High Cholesterol?
The main cause of cardiovascular diseases such as vascular stiffness and vascular occlusion is high cholesterol. It needs to be treated as soon as possible. Otherwise it can lead to heart failure and heart attack.
How is it treated?
Medications can be used to lower high cholesterol values to the normal range. However, it is the form of nutrition that is essential in the treatment of cholesterol. Cholesterol patients should pay close attention to their diet.
By following a nutrition program prepared by dieticians, cholesterol values can be reduced to normal levels by reducing the amount of cholesterol-containing foods taken into the body. In milk and dairy products, low-fat products or low-fat products should be preferred. It is necessary to consume foods containing Omega 3 and Omega 9, and to consume fresh vegetables and fruits.