The Dangers Of High Lipid Levels

Having high lipid levels can be dangerous to your health. High lipid levels mean that you have a high amount of cholesterol and possibly triglycerides (a bad fatty acid) in your blood. These fat substances can lead to many health problems such as:

Cardiovascular Disease

Hardening of the arteries can begin because of high density lipids in your blood. This hardening, or the developing of a sticky like substance known as plague on the walls of your arteries, can make it harder for your blood to flow properly. This can cause cardiovascular disease to begin and eventually cause a heart attack to strike.

Stroke

Hardening of the arteries can also cause you to develop a stroke. This could be a mini stroke, a number of mini strokes or a full blown stroke that can change your life and the way you live (and even kill you).

How To Reduce High Lipid Levels

The best way to reduce your threat of high lipid levels is by lowering these levels, which can be caused by heredity, age, weight and the foods you eat. You can’t change your age or your heredity factors. However, you can learn what foods are high in lipids (such as processed and refined foods), and limit the amount of these you eat. You can also try to lose weight.

If all else fails, you could speak to your physician about prescribing a cholesterol lowering medication.

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