The big problem with letting your cholesterol level go wild is it runs through your blood stream and attaches itself to your blood vessel walls throughout your arteries, making them smaller and harder.
When the cholesterol builds hard to navigate narrow channels out of your healthy free flowing blood stream obstructing the flow of blood and oxygen your heart is the one who suffers the most.
High cholesterol overtime can damage your heart to the point of creating heart disease and if left unwatched, unmonitored the blood vessels could become completely blocked which will inturn cause a massive heart attack ans sometimes the end result is death.
The good news is you can help yourself to improve your cholesterol numbers for the better by getting a blood test as soon as posible from your health care provider and find out exactly how good or bad your cholesterol levels are.
Once this is done ask advice from your health care provider on getting your cholesterol levels on track.
There is good cholesterol called HDL, and there is bad cholesterol called LDL. The good cholesterol number should be more than 60. The bad cholesterol number should be less than 100. The total cholesterol number should be under 200.
Some things to do to help lower your bad cholesterol level and better your good cholesterol level are:
*Start exercising thirty to sixty minutes per day. This will benefit your overall well being not just your cholesterol level.
*Start eating healthier foods, cut out processed and pre-packaged snacks and food products. Eat more lean meats and fish and foods high in fiber content such as green leafy vegetables, fruits and beans.