How Can You Protect Your Heart
Dr. Mital John • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 3 min read

High cholesterol increases the risk of heart problems such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Atherosclerosis is a process whereby fatty substances against the walls of the arteries off, making them narrow. This eventually leads to an obstruction of blood supply of the underlying tissues and organs.

This May eventually ischemic symptoms (low blood flow) and angina pectoris (chest pain) and claudication are produced. If the arteries that carry blood to the heart narrow, we call this' ischemic heart problems. Want to significantly reduce risk of heart problems, make sure your cholesterol is too high.


High levels of cholesterol and blood pressure are two major risk factors for heart disease. Their control is essential for everyone - even for younger people, athletes or those with normal weight. Normally, cholesterol should not exceed the 190mg/dl and blood pressure to 120/80.

Stop smoking: - Many people connect smoking with lung cancer, but smoking also causes heart disease. Smoking increases LDL cholesterol and lowers HDL cholesterol. If this adds to the irritation caused by smoking in the arteries, is the sum easily made.

Check your blood pressure: - Hypertension is a major risk for heart disease. Many people do not know long they have high blood pressure, the doctor suggests them. High blood pressure does not necessarily have an impact on cholesterol, but can be very damaging effects.

Eat Healthy: - A healthy diet plays a big role in good heart health. Healthy eating means you rich in whole grains, fiber, fruit and vegetables you eat and consumption of saturated fats and trans fats be limited.

Physical exercise: - Your heart is a muscle and can be trained. Moderate exercise can increase HDL, LDL lowering your blood pressure and prevent you wake up in weight. It is recommended that every week about a half hour five days to train.

Lose weight: - If you are obese, a loss of 5 to 10% of your body weight, improve your cholesterol levels already. Obesity not only leads to high cholesterol levels, but can also cause diabetes. Those two are in turn a major risk for developing heart disease.

A healthy diet, it is crucial to the care of the heart, is still an ally. Plant sterols, a natural herbal ingredient proven to reduce cholesterol by 15%, enough to consume 2 grams of plant sterols recommended by experts and follow a healthy lifestyle and diet.

Lowering cholesterol by 10%, decreasing to 54% the risk of heart disease in men and women aged 35-44 years and 39% for those aged 45-57 years. This shows medical research published in reputable journal «British Medical Journal.

According to the recommendations of the European Union, the average adult in need of potassium is approximately 3.100 mg per day. Since potassium can not be stored in our bodies is essential in the daily intake from the diet. Potassium is a mineral that helps the body eliminate excess salt. In grocery stores you will find low-fat margarine and fruit drinks enriched with potassium, which help to increase potassium intake and daily care of our blood pressure.

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