Know now on bad cholesterol- LDL!

LDL cholesterol, an evil for your heart. Deflect LDL linked diseases and attract life through this article

    Know now on bad cholesterol- LDL!



    Low density lipoprotein cholesterol, also known as ‘LDL - Cholesterol’ or the bad cholesterol is a type of cholesterol associated with low density lipoproteins. It is also the major type of cholesterol present in an individual.


    Why a ‘Bad’ Cholesterol?

    Though LDL is an important type of fat required in our body, excess levels of the same can pose danger and increases risk towards heart problems thus terming it as ‘bad cholesterol’.


    Why Heart Problems?

    LDL cholesterol, when present in more than the required amounts in blood, can eventually get deposited on the arterial walls forming plaque-like substances. If these plaques keep increasing in number, it ultimately leads to blocking the natural flow of blood through the arteries; posing a risk towards heart attack and stroke.


    Levels of LDL-Cholesterol

    Levels of LDL cholesterol can either be calculated in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L). Considering the different ranges of LDL-Cholesterol its levels can be termed as follows:1

    Levels (mg/dL)

    Interpretation

    <100

    Optimal

    100 - 129

    Near/Above Optimal

    130 - 159

    Borderline high

    160-189

    High

    >190

    Very High



    Who is at risk?

    Regardless of your health conditions it is advisable to go for a regular lipid profile check which will not only decipher increase in levels of LDL cholesterol, but also analyse other types of cholesterol present in the blood. Moreover, individuals who can be at a risk of elevated LDL-cholesterol levels include, people with:


    lInherited genes from parents

    lFamilial history

    lOverweight issues

    lDiet and lifestyle 

    lAge & Ethnicity

    lMedical history


    Reward yourself with the diet and lifestyle that make you shine! 

    Don’t load your body with bad cholesterol...

     It can drive you to the path of maladies of heart. 


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