What Is The Cholesterol Level That Is Said To Be High?
Good afternoon, at 7 in the morning I have breakfast fried rice, eggs, fried foods. At 10 am I check the cholesterol 230 results, does it include high cholesterol ?? Should I take anticholesterol drugs ??
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Cholesterol is a fat that is useful for the body, but if excessive amounts can be harmful to the body. Responding to your exposure, the possibility that you check is total cholesterol levels. Normally total cholesterol levels are <200 mg / dL.
Excess levels of cholesterol in the blood can be referred to as hypercholesterolemia. Some of the risks that can cause these things include:
Unhealthy eating patterns. Lack of exercise. Obesity. Family history. Smoke. There are still many other risk factors that can cause the disorder. There are no specific signs and symptoms about this condition. The patient will feel fine, but in some cases the patient may feel dizzy, heavy on the hump, etc.
Treatment can be given to people with hypercholesterolemia, can be started by changing bad habits that have been with you all this time such as eating carelessly, eating oily or excess coconut milk, lack of exercise, etc. In addition, drug administration can also be given to help accelerate the reduction in cholesterol levels. Groups of drugs such as statins, fibrates, niacin, etc. can be given.
The need to control during the treatment period to monitor the success of therapy. Therefore you can consult directly with your doctor, to get the right dosage and type of medication.
If not treated, several complications that can arise include cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke / blockage, heart attack, etc.
Right now what you can do is:
Start living a healthy lifestyle. Stop smoking when smoking. Exercise regularly. Maintain daily eating and drinking patterns. Routine control to the doctor, considering hypercholesterolemia can be repeated. That's all the answers I can give, thank you :)