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Our liver produces fat-like waxy substance naturally known as a Cholesterol. It is a type of lipid. Cholesterol is not a waste, it performs an important role in the formation of vitamin D, some hormones, and cell membranes.

Cholesterol is an unsolvable substance. It travels in blood without dissolving in water. The liver also produces lipoproteins for smooth traveling of cholesterol.

There are two major types of lipoprotein:

  • High-density Lipoprotein (HDL)

  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

If LDH is in high volume in your body, it is known as high cholesterol that is not good for health. High cholesterol is not good for health and can cause many health problems. It can even cause a heart attack.


Check your cholesterol regularly because symptoms of high cholesterol are very rare.

High Cholesterol Level Symptoms:

Normally, high cholesterol doesn’t cause any symptoms. This is why it is also called a silent problem. Sometimes it is diagnosed after it develops some serious problems.

The only way to diagnose high cholesterol properly, routine cholesterol checkup is necessary.

What are the Causes?

Trans fats, saturated fats, and high cholesterol foods can increase cholesterol levels. Some lifestyle factors and bad habits can also increase cholesterol levels. Smoking, drinking alcohol, and staying inactive are some of them.

If your family has a history of high cholesterol, you have a high chance of getting infected by it.

Sometimes, it is also due to a genetic disorder known as familial hypercholesterolemia.

Risk Factors for High Cholesterol:

If you have the following, you are at a higher risk of developing cholesterol. 

  • If you are overweight.

  • Eating an unhealthy diet.

  • Don’t exercise daily.

  • Smoking

  • Has a family history.

  • If you are diabetic.

  • If you are a victim of any kidney disease.

  • If you are old.

How to Control Cholesterol?

If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol, consult your doctor. He will obviously recommend some lifestyle changes. He will start proper medications to treat cholesterol.

He will also recommend daily exercise and a nutritious diet. You should prohibit smoking and use of alcohol immediately.

Role of Diet:

Diet has a direct relation to your diet. A good diet will result in good health and an unhealthy diet will result in bad health.

To lower your cholesterol, you should consume some foods that are good to lower your cholesterol levels.

  • Reduce saturated fats, trans fats and remove high cholesterol foods from your plate.

  • Consume foods that are high in protein. Bone broth (Read benefits of bone broth), chicken, legumes, and fish are some sources.

  • Prevent fried, fast, and junk foods.

Some vegetables are also good to lower cholesterol. Try the vegetable broth.

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