Cholesterol Ratios

Before knowing the average cholesterol ratios we must first have an in depth perception of cholesterol. Cholesterol as most of us know is a fatty molecule that is produced by the liver. This soft and waxy material is present in all parts of the body. Cholesterol can also be obtained via the animal products in our diet. Often though as a bad thing, cholesterol plays an important role in the overall health and body function. It is vital in the …

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHOLESTEROL RATIO

Summary: Facts about cholesterol ratio and its reliability as basis for diagnosis. Is cholesterol ratio different from your cholesterol numbers? How significant is this in the diagnosis and treatment of possible heart disease? Cholesterol ratio, instead of the total blood cholesterol, is used by some doctors and cholesterol technicians in diagnosing atherosclerosis, or the disorder characterized by the accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of the arteries. The cholesterol ratio is derived by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL …

CHOLESTEROL AND ITS NUMBERS

Summary: What you need to know about your cholesterol numbers and their meanings. People above 20 years old are advised to undergo the lipoprotein profile or the cholesterol level test at least once in every five years. This test involves taking blood sample from the patient in order to find out his cholesterol numbers. The lipoprotein profile includes the following: LDL or bad cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol, Triglycerides or the fats from foods, and the Total Cholesterol which is …

Cholesterol Monitors

Having your cholesterol level monitored is very important in preventing heart diseases. High cholesterol level is the main risk factor for heart attacks. Cholesterol monitors is very much already available on the market nowadays even without prescription and it is cheap too. It has been available over-the-counter since 1993 and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Home cholesterol monitors are now available on the market. Having your cholesterol level measured is very easy and cheap. The only problem …

Cholesterol Medicine

Other than with the change of lifestyle and regular exercise, cholesterol medicine or cholesterol reducing medicine is needed to reach your recommended cholesterol level. If low cholesterol and low saturated fat diet along with reducing weight and the increase in physical activity doesn’t decrease your cholesterol level. There are many kinds of cholesterol. These are LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is also known as “bad” cholesterol. LDL lipoproteins are deposited in the wall of the artery that is …

Cholesterol Medications

A healthy diet and regular exercise help maintain our cholesterol level. But sometimes these will not work. This is where cholesterol medications comes in. There are many cholesterol medications in the market. Before you take cholesterol medications you must first understand what it is and what it does. Cholesterol medication or cholesterol reducing medications are medications that lower the blood level of lipids like LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides. It also increases the level of DHL cholesterol (good cholesterol). …

Cholesterol Medication

Even if you’ve been diagnosed with high blood cholesterol, it doesn’t mean it’s the end for you. There’s a lot of cholesterol medication available. Treatments include cholesterol medications that one can obtain over-the-counter, prescribe cholesterol medications and alternative methods. Cholesterol medications differ in every person. Cholesterol apheresis is a new kind of cholesterol medication. It is a treatment that if the change of lifestyle, natural alternatives and high dosage of prescription don’t work. Also known as LDL apheresis, this new …

MANAGING ONE’S CHOLESTEROL

Summary: Cholesterol management as heart disease preventive measure. What does cholesterol management entail? Will this make me more heart-healthy? How does it work? Several clinical trials have cholesterol management programs put up basically for patients with cholesterol level problems. Likewise, in May 2001, the National Institutes of Health has issued procedures for the detection, evaluation and management of high blood cholesterol in adults. This was done to decrease the mortality rate associated with coronary heart disease (CHD), America’s leading cause …

CHOICES OF CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOODS

Some tips on the best cholesterol lowering foods. Are you one of those people who need to lower down their cholesterol level? Do you feel that you may not be eating the right stuff? While this may be somewhat life-changing for you, imagine what these sacrifices can do to your health. Experts say that the most effective cholesterol lowering foods are those that have fiber, soy, fish oil or garlic. So here are some food suggestions that you can slip …

CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOOD

Summary: Soy products as a cholesterol lowering food. So what is it about soy that makes it a cholesterol lowering food? Studies have associated its isoflavones content to work hand in hand with soy protein. Research has also confirmed that using soy protein instead of animal protein in a person’s diet can actually result in lowering blood cholesterol level. Intake of soy products has been associated with a decrease in LDL cholesterol level resulting in lower total blood cholesterol as …

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Is your cholesterol level high? Regardless of the regular physical activity, diet therapy and weight loss. You might want to try cholesterol lowering drugs. Cholesterol lowering drugs is the other alternative in lowering your cholesterol level if everything else fails. You must know that cholesterol is necessary in every cell in your body. But if you have too much of it, you also increase your risk of heart disease. That’s why it is important to have a good and healthy …

Cholesterol Lowering Diet

Okay, your cholesterol level is high. What should you do to lower them? First step is to change your lifestyle. Although this is the most difficult of all, this is the first step towards lowering your cholesterol level. After all, bad habits are hard to break (smoking, drinking, etc.). The most important of all is the “cholesterol lowering diet”. In cholesterol lowering diet all you have to do is eat foods that are low in cholesterol or free cholesterol foods. …

CHOLESTEROL LEVELS

Summary: Knowing which cholesterol levels are healthy and which are not. When is a high cholesterol level healthy? Why is high low-density level unsafe? Cholesterol, the waxy fat found in the bloodstream is present in all human beings. Like other fats, they don’t dissolve in the blood. They are being carried through the bloodstream by lipoproteins. A cholesterol test should be done if a person is above 20 years old. This test is called a lipid profile or lipoprotein analysis. …

Cholesterol High Foods

Before you eat that delicious dish on your favorite restaurant, be sure to ask the server how it was prepared. How about eggs, cheese and bacon? Hmmm… they sure are good at breakfast. What about steaks, cakes ice cream? Better think twice before putting them in your mouth. One of life’s ironies is that the better it tastes the higher the chance it has high cholesterol content. If you have high blood cholesterol level it doesn’t mean you should be …

Cholesterol Guidelines

On May of 2001, the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) issued new and major clinical cholesterol guidelines. Hoping to manage and prevent the increase of high cholesterol in adults. This was the last update of NCEP ten years ago. In line with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, they developed new cholesterol guidelines through research and study. The significant changes in the guidelines are the more insistent cholesterol-reducing treatment and identification of those who are at high risk of …

Cholesterol Free Foods.

Most people know the word “cholesterol”. Many of us know that it is a waxy substance among the fats found in the arteries. Cholesterol is crucial in the formation of cell membranes and other tissues. But if the cholesterol level is high, it might lead to a stroke. A high cholesterol level is one of the main risk factors of heart diseases. Sustaining a healthy diet and enough exercise can lower the cholesterol level. Eating cholesterol free foods leads to …

Cholesterol Free Diet

Do you have a high blood cholesterol level? Do you want to avoid strokes, heart attacks and heart disease? Then you should have a cholesterol free diet. Cholesterol free diet is a type of diet for those who have high blood cholesterol. To achieve a cholesterol free diet one must have a level that is less than 200 milligrams per deciliter of cholesterol in their blood test. Foods like fruits, vegetables and white meat a fish (grilled or baked) are …

Cholesterol Drugs

Is your blood cholesterol level high? Having heart problems? (Not the emotional type of problems.) If your answer is yes to both questions, I suggest you continue reading. High blood cholesterol is said to be one of the factors of heart disease. If you have high blood cholesterol it is advisable that you take cholesterol reducing drugs or cholesterol drugs. Cholesterol drugs are medications that helps lower the level of lipids or fats in the blood. That includes triglycerides and …

Cholesterol Diet

Got heart problems? Watching your cholesterol intake? Worry no more. If you already have heart disease or at high risk of developing one, it is recommended that you go on a cholesterol diet. Cholesterol diet is a low fat diet that will reduce your blood cholesterol level. It will minimize the chance of having a future heart attacks and other heart disease. If you want to go on a cholesterol diet you should minimize your intake of the day’s total …

CHOLESTEROL DIET

Summary: A guide to good eating habits. Are you gaining weight? Does this make you worry about your cholesterol level? Do you feel like you need to do something about your eating habits particularly your cholesterol diet? Good idea…Unhealthy cholesterol levels like hypertension, does not exhibit symptoms until complications like serious heart disease resulting in heart attacks occur. Lowering cholesterols with medications have been found out to be effective. However, a lifestyle change that would include a good cholesterol diet …