How Does Cholesterol Affect Heart Health?

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Cholesterol is a yellowish, waxy substance in the human body. It is produced by the liver and other tissues, and it helps to form cell membranes, various hormones, and vitamin D. Cholesterol is important for many aspects of health, including cell growth, hormone production, and digestion. However, too much cholesterol can lead to health problems such as heart disease or stroke. At Curofone, we provide the best CardioCare Plan in India, intending to help cardiac patients live healthier lives. Our expert cardiologists believe that people are aware of terms like high cholesterol but they are not aware of how it affects your heart. Let’s dive deeper into this topic and understand cholesterol and its effects on heart health. 

Good Cholesterol vs Bad Cholesterol 

Good Cholesterol, also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL), helps to remove bad cholesterol, and LDL out of your arteries and back to your liver where it can be broken down safely. This process reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. 

Bad Cholesterol, or low-density lipoproteins (LDL), can lead to plaque buildup in arteries which makes arteries narrower. Plaques are made up of cholesterol, fats, calcium, and other substances that can make arteries narrow or harden over time. This can cause a condition called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries which can lead to heart disease or prove fatal if not treated properly.

Cholesterol And Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle due to blockages in the coronary arteries. IHD is a broad term that includes coronary heart disease, peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, etc. While Cholesterol levels are only determined through blood tests, you can keep a check on other health vitals like blood pressure, and heart rate with a patient monitoring system. 

Coronary Heart Disease 

Coronary Heart Disease is one of the major causes of death in the world. It is a condition in which the coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked due to plaque build-up. The condition is also called coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis. The narrowing of the arteries reduces blood supply to the heart, which can lead to chest pain and other symptoms, such as shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, and nausea. If left untreated, it can lead to a heart attack or sudden cardiac death. Keep a vital monitoring device like CuroMe with you to keep a check on health vitals like heart rate, blood pressure, ECG, SpO2 and more. 

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease is caused by atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of plaque in the arteries. This buildup narrows or blocks blood flow to certain parts of the body. This can lead to pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the arms and legs.

Carotid Artery Disease 

Carotid Artery Disease is a vascular disease. The carotid arteries are found on either side of the neck, and they supply blood to the brain. In Carotid artery Disease, the narrowing or blockage can be caused by atherosclerosis, fatty deposits on the walls of the artery, and inflammation among other things. Symptoms of carotid artery disease include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision and speech difficulties among others.

Manage Your Cholesterol With CardioCare Plan

The CardioCare Plan in India is a revolutionary program by Curofone to manage heart health. It combines the best of teleconsultations from cardiologists, and portable health monitoring devices and creates an individualised cardiac care treatment plan for you, by making significant alterations to your nutrition intake, medicines and more. It is an individualised program that will ensure you get the best cardiac care and minimise your chances to suffer another cardiac event. If you are a heart patient with cholesterol trouble, CardioCare Plan is an ideal choice for you! 

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