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Many diseases are silent killers in that they show no symptoms or only vague symptoms. But even so, they are deadly. There are a number of diseases that are known as "silent killers" because they gradually consume you without causing any serious symptoms in the early stages. Regular medical checkups and early diagnosis of unexplained or vague heart health symptoms can save your life...

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Information on Treatments for High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a silent killer! People fear it because it can creep up on you and catch you totally unawares. This is why doctors suggest you to go in for regular checkups to avoid detrimental effects. Cholesterol leads to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the USA, among both men and women. Over 50% of American adults are known to have above average cholesterol levels, a condition which can eventually lead to heart disease. So your next question would be, how can this condition be treated? If your doctor detects high cholesterol levels in your blood, he would first ask you to get a lipid profile test (if you already haven’t undergone one). Based on the findings of your lipid profile, the doctor will decide the treatment plan.In general, Heart Pacemaker:High Cholesterol Treatment options are aimed at lowering your LDL cholesterol levels. Doctors will determine the best level for reducing your chances of developing heart disease based on your lipid profile results. If your risk level is at a controllable level, your doctor would put you on a diet plan. Studies suggest lowering of dietary fat (especially saturated fat) directly affects the lowering of blood cholesterol. Read More

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Cholesterol is a silent killer, so we all know the importance of watching our levels. Maintaining our dietary cholesterol is an important practice in this regard. In order to control the intake of cholesterol in our daily diet, we need to understand what type of food contain less trans fat or bad cholesterol, which is the cholesterol type we need to watch out for. Let's take a look at some of the common food types that will help us maintain our cholesterol levels at optimum conditions: Cholesterol is an important compound in our body that needs to be regulated properly, in order to maintain good health. This is something you would have heard of from everyone, your doctor, your dietitian, your family and friends. Why so much talk about this particular condition? One main reason is because, high cholesterol levels are very difficult to detect, unless tested. That is, high cholesterol is a condition which has no or very less symptoms.
Cholesterol is receiving renowned interest in recent times as a ‘silent killer’. High levels of LDL or ‘Bad’ Cholesterol in your blood could lead to Atherosclerosis or deposition of ‘plaques’ in your arteries. This is a very serious condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke and even death. All of us know the importance of keeping our cholesterol levels in check! How do we get Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of ‘fat’ that is essential for many cellular and bodily functions, and the cholesterol we need is produced by our body itself, in the liver. We also receive dietary cholesterol through food items such as daily products, meat and eggs. Cholesterol is a word we all talk about in relation to our health. Although we may not have an in depth knowledge on the subject, we do know that there is a component of Cholesterol referred as ‘bad’ Cholesterol (or LDL Cholesterol) which is the most important type to be concerned about. It is this ‘bad’ Cholesterol that needs to be regulated, in order to maintain good health. Many of us fear this ‘bad’ Cholesterol and make it a point to visit our doctor for a check-up on a regular basis, especially to ensure our ‘Cholesterol levels’ are in check. When you go in for a medical checkup, your blood is drawn for carrying out many tests, amongst which, Cholesterol ..
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