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The day of cholesterol

The “Day of cholesterol” takes place this year on June 20: Nationwide, it should be remembered that this country goes back almost every second death on a disease of the cardiovascular system. Initiator is the American Society for fighting fat metabolism disorders and their sequelae.

Day of cholesterolCholesterol is a fat-like substance and due to its substantial involvement in hormone production is a vital substance. In terms of brain, nerve and general body cells, it is of great importance. The so-called sterol is produced by the body itself, especially in the liver. In addition, contain animal foods such as chicken eggs, meats, oily fish and butter cholesterol. The organism has a regulatory mechanism to ensure constant as possible values: Taking much cholesterol in their diet, there will be a restricted production in the liver; the food contains, however, low in cholesterol, the body produces even more of it. Remember to high values represent but besides smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, physical inactivity and diabetes a major risk factor for arteriosclerosis is: You untreated can have a life-threatening heart attack or stroke result.

Things for high cholesterol.

For a long time it was assumed that elevated blood lipid levels would solely by a poor diet achieved; particularly the frequent consumption of eggs, red meat, sausage and generally saturated fat increases the risk. In the meantime, however, it is well established that genetic factors play a role. Furthermore, (including the thyroid hormones) cause various diseases to elevated cholesterol levels. The total cholesterol level alone is of limited significance, importance is the division into LDL and HDL. The former is considered to be the bad form: Excess cholesterol is deposited on the vessel walls on, it created so-called plaques and blood vessels constrict with time. HDL on the other hand refers to the good version: It takes excess cholesterol and may even already solve annealed plaques.

Recommendations for elevated blood lipid levels.

It is estimated that about 30 percent of adults with high cholesterol levels. Often without knowing it, because pathological values only cause discomfort when it has already come to the dreaded arteriosclerosis. If you want the active prevention, can take some action: A weight reduction, the HDL concentration increased in many cases in the blood, regular exercise affects strongly favoring. In terms of low-cholesterol diet should be unsaturated fatty acids in preference to saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Herbal supplements such as on the basis of artichoke, garlic can be supportive. Extracts from artichoke leaves have long been used to promote digestion. They stimulate the flow of bile, making digestion of dietary fat is facilitated. Bloating, stomach ache and bloating are relieved and hepatobiliary be relieved noticeably.
As a standardized herbal medicines  they are available in pharmacies.

An example is the preparation artichoke capsules, which in high doses with 400 mg of artichoke leaves dry extract per capsule is characterized by rapid efficacy and excellent compatibility.

Let the values in this way reduce not permanent or is a metabolic disorder before, ordered by the doctor cholesterol-lowering drugs may be used. Whether with or without drugs: Sports and a balanced diet are essential for a successful therapy not only in terms of cholesterol levels.