High Cholesterol By Joyce Lee 9.5



The name of the disease of what I am introducing is High Cholesterol . The scientific name is called Hypercholesterolemia.

High Cholesterol is an important component to the human body. It is manufactured in the liver and carried throughout the body in the bloodstream. Problems can occur when too much cholesterol forms an accumulation of plaque on blood vessel walls, which impedes blood flow to the heart and other organs. The highest cholesterol content is found in meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products.

High Cholesterol is a major contributing factor of heart disease. The cholesterol forms plaque in the heart's blood vessels, which restricts or blocks the supply of blood to the heart, and causes a condition called atherosclerosis which is a disease of the arteries characterized by the deposition of plaques of fatty material of their inner walls. This can lead to a "heart attack," resulting in damage to the heart and possibly to the death.



There are lots of treatments for curing high cholesterol for all ages which includes diet, exercise, and weight loss. Regular exercise through aerobic activity is one of the best way. In addition to diet and exercise, a variety of prescription medicines are available to help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood; these medications may not always be recommended for children.Diet and exercise remain important factors in reducing elevated cholesterol levels, even if drug therapy is prescribed.

There are also lots of different affective ways to prevent the high cholesterol. A healthy diet and regular exercise are probably the most beneficial ways to control cholesterol levels.

Exercise is an extremely important part of burning calories obtained by eating fats and helps maintain lower bad cholesterol and higher levels of good cholesterol. Exercise should consist of 20 to 30 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise at least three times a week. Exercises that cause the heart to beat faster include fast walking, bicycling , roller skating, swimming, and walking up stairs.

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