High cholesterol: causes, symptoms and its impact

High cholesterol mean when a person has too much LDL cholesterol in the blood.  The definition of WHO, similar substances is Cholesterol fats that are essential for life and an important part of every cell in the tubuh1. Cholesterol can be found in the bloodstream and also in the rest of the cells in the body. Most of the cholesterol that is present in the body is produced by the liver. The liver will produce more cholesterol from various kinds of food especially if you eat foods that contain saturated fats that are found in animal products.  High cholesterol is one of the Diseases are not Contagious (PTM) which often suffer in the current situation.

What Are The Types Of Cholesterol?



Cholesterol has a major role to maintain heart health of human beings. There are two types of cholesterol in the body, i.e., HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), commonly called good cholesterol and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol is commonly called jahat2.

HDL is often called good cholesterol because it can protect you from heart disease which HDL takes excess cholesterol in the body via your blood stream so that it lowers the risk of the occurrence of heart attacks or stroke.
LDL or bad cholesterol because when the body has too much LDL LDL will then accumulate in the walls of blood vessels which drain the blood throughout the body. Buildup that occurs in the blood vessel walls is called ' plaque '. Therefore, if the plaque more then the blood stream that flows from the heart to other organs around the body be narrowed so that it can cause chest pain (angina), heart attack, or stroke.

What is high cholesterol and what are its effects?


High cholesterol mean when a person has too much LDL cholesterol in the blood. If the LDL cholesterol in your blood are high then sure Your HDL cholesterol is low. High LDL is likely greatly to the incidence of existing plaques on the walls of blood vessels. There is a plaque in the bloodstream if left to grow will clog the bloodstream. The buildup of plaque in blood flow can occur in different locations. If a buildup occurs causing blockage of blood flow to the heart, it will cause a heart attack. However, if a buildup occurs in the brain, it will cause stroke3.

What causes high cholesterol?


The high one's cholesterol levels can be affected by the consumption of foods that contain saturated fats and trans fats. food containing saturated fat and trans fat include:

Fatty meats
High-fat dairy products such as milk high-fat, cream, cheese, butter.
Fried foods
Baked products such as biscuits and cakes
What are the Symptoms of high cholesterol?
A person who has high cholesterol has no symptoms are visible. Many people do not know that their high cholesterol levels and many of them realized that having high cholesterol after having a heart attack or stroke4. Therefore, it is important for you to do some checking cholesterol regularly with a doctor.

How do I control cholesterol?

Before the advent of diseases caused by high cholesterol cholesterol you control it will be good to keep in the safe limits by the way;

Eating foods that contain saturated fats and trans fats
Increase physical activity at least 30 minutes of moderate or heavy intensity at least 3-4 times in a week.
Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables and whole grain/cereal. Choose low-fat foods such as low-fat dairy, fish, and beans. Reduce consuming food/drink sweet, high salt, and red meat.
maintain weight sehat2
Stop smoking
If you can't control your cholesterol through healthy lifestyle yourself, immediately consult a doctor for help

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