Myths About High Cholesterol
If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, you may be worried about your heart health. This condition is a serious one and should be treated seriously. Back to Top of your health online page
It’s important to get the facts before your health begins to deteriorate.
There’s a lot of information about cholesterol, so it’s important to know the differences between fact and myths.
Myth # 1: All cholesterol is bad.
In fact, your body must have some cholesterol in order to do its job.
Cholesterol actually serves an important function to the cells of your body. But some types of cholesterol are better than others.
The good cholesterol is called HDL (high density lipoprotein). This actually helps to lower your risk of heart disease.
The bad cholesterol is LDL (low density lipoprotein) and it’s the one that clogs your arteries and causes problems.
When looking at your cholesterol, you want high levels of HDL and low levels of LDL. Supplements and dietary changes can help with this.
Exercise and stress reduction will also help you to have a healthy cholesterol level.
Myth #2: High cholesterol means I will have a heart attack.
Many people hear that their cholesterol is high and jump to the conclusion that they are doomed to have a heart attack or stroke. But cholesterol is just one factor among many that can lead to heart disease.
It’s important to look at your total body and lifestyle in order to determine your risk of heart disease and attack.
Factors such as obesity, diabetes, stress, family history, and blood pressure should also be considered.
Myth #3: Anyone with high cholesterol should be on medication.
While some people need to take medications called statins to lower cholesterol, it’s not necessary for everyone.
Many people experience lowered cholesterol levels through diet, exercise, and nutritional supplements.
Foods and supplements high in omega-3 fatty acids can help lower cholesterol. This includes fish oil and flaxeed oil.
You can also help lower cholesterol by eating foods high in fiber such as whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Taking supplements of coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, and plant sterols can also help lower cholesterol.
There are even supplements that combine these powerful ingredients to specifically aid in lowering cholesterol.
It’s important to discuss your cholesterol levels with your doctor and make the decisions that are best for you.
Getting your cholesterol tested regularly and educating yourself about high cholesterol will help you to make the right choices for preventing heart attack and stroke.
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