Why High Blood Cholesterol Levels Are Dangerous

Written by Kim Beardsmore

Cholesterol, like fat, cannot move aroundrepparttar bloodstream on its own because it does not mix with water. The bloodstream carries cholesterol in particles called lipoproteins that are like blood-borne cargo trucks delivering cholesterol to various body tissues to be used, stored or excreted. But too much of this circulating cholesterol can injure arteries, especiallyrepparttar 138491 coronary ones that supplyrepparttar 138492 heart. This leads to accumulation of cholesterol-laden “plaque” in vessel linings, a condition called atherosclerosis.

When blood flow torepparttar 138493 heart is impeded,repparttar 138494 heart muscle becomes starved for oxygen, causing chest pain (angina). If a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery affected by atherosclerosis, a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or death can occur.

Are you at risk? Cardiovascular disease is still one ofrepparttar 138495 greatest health problem affecting western countries. According torepparttar 138496 American Heart Foundation, over 70 million Americans have cardiovascular disease (CVD). The national cost of is nearly $400 billion and every 45 seconds an American has a stoke.

Certain risk factors increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.


High blood cholesterol

Insufficient physical activity

High blood pressure


Excessive alcohol intake


Many people have multiple risk factors for heart disease andrepparttar 138497 level of risk increases withrepparttar 138498 number of risk factors. By reducing these risk factors you can largely preventrepparttar 138499 onset of cardiovascular disease. On its own elevated blood cholesterol is not necessarily a problem, but coupled with one or more other risk factors for heart disease, it is oftenrepparttar 138500 straw that breaksrepparttar 138501 camel’s back.

It is, therefore, very important to know what your cholesterol levels are and to keep them at a healthy level before you have any problems.

High risk cholesterol If your total cholesterol level is 240 or more, it's definitely high. You have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact, you should have your LDL and HDL cholesterol tested. Ask your doctor for advice. Close to 20 percent ofrepparttar 138502 U.S. population has high blood cholesterol levels.

Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #3

Written by Tami Close

Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #3

Whew! So how did you do on that last lesson? Have you been practicing? There was a lot of content to take in and absorb, and practicingrepparttar techniques as well. I wanted to make sure I included it all so you could see it from start to finish.

Now, this is via e-mail, and my sessions overrepparttar 138466 phone and face-to-face, are longer. I’ve seen such amazing results with Rapid Eye Technology and Emotional Freedom Techniques and it’s only over a short period of time. Everyone feels a substantial release only after one session.

We’re moving into a new reality with energy therapy. Take care ofrepparttar 138467 problem in quick, easy steps. It’s very different than standard talk therapy, which some people have used for several years to overcome a problem. I was here as well. I had been to see different therapists off and on, but never releasedrepparttar 138468 problem until I saw an energy practitioner. I understoodrepparttar 138469 part my childhood played in my life; I just didn’t know how to releaserepparttar 138470 pain. Once I did, I felt pure euphoria (I love that word) and became a totally different person. It’s a very freeing experience!

So how long is a session? Sessions are one and half hoursrepparttar 138471 first session to gain information onrepparttar 138472 client and one hour in subsequent sessions. Some people can actually release their pain in three sessions…..a woman who suffered from sexual abuse from her father did just that. Incredible, isn’t it?

Oncerepparttar 138473 pain is released, thenrepparttar 138474 client is able to make new, healthy choices and liverepparttar 138475 life he or she is destined to have.

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