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Check Cholesterol Levels Regularly

Don’t miss the yearly medical examinations

Good health maintenance requires constant care and keeping track of the overall body balance. Regular medical examinations should not be missed and blood and urine tests should be done more often.

Check Your Cholesterol Levels on Time!
Cholesterol is a regular constituent of all cell membranes in the human body. It is necessary for the synthesis of the male and female sex hormones, the hormones of the adrenal gland, vitamin D and tens of other substances. Cholesterol is not necessarily a harmful element of the human body. However, there are certain levels above which there is a serious risk of health issues.
A secure way of keeping normal cholesterol levels is to check their levels regularly. Experts recommend examination of general cholesterol, as well as good (HDL), bad (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. It is known that the first test of the cholesterol levels should be done at an age of 20. If treated on time, high cholesterol could be managed and not to lead to health issues afterwards.

When is Cholesterol “Normal”?
The normal content of general cholesterol in human blood is around 3.36–7.76 mmol/L (about 1.3–3.0 g/L). A healthy adult has around 5 liters of blood and about 6.5-15.0 grams of cholesterol in it. In the human body there are 250 grams of cholesterol altogether.
Normal level of general cholesterol is 5.2, upper limit is 6.5. Acceptable level of bad cholesterol is between 4.0 and 5.0, good cholesterol should be between 1.0 and 0.9. Everything above these limits is considered an illness and should be treated as such.

When High Cholesterol is Confirmed
In such case, you need to see a cardiologist immediately. It is good to take measures, starting with intake of natural products containing omega-3 fatty acids. The risk of atherosclerosis and atherosclerotic plaques has to be determined. Age, general health, diet and genetic predisposition are some of the most important factors for decreasing cholesterol.