Cholesterol Counts
Download
1 / 20

Cholesterol Counts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 268 Views
  • Updated On :

Cholesterol Counts. What you should know about your cholesterol . Today We’ll Talk about…. What cholesterol is Why worry about it Cholesterol tests Terminology Improving your numbers. Cholesterol Is…. A waxy, fat-like substance Found in all cell surfaces in our bodies

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Cholesterol Counts' - Renfred


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Slide1 l.jpg

Cholesterol Counts

What you should know about your cholesterol


Today we ll talk about l.jpg
Today We’ll Talk about…

  • What cholesterol is

  • Why worry about it

  • Cholesterol tests

  • Terminology

  • Improving your numbers


Cholesterol is l.jpg
Cholesterol Is…

  • A waxy, fat-like substance

  • Found in all cell surfaces in our bodies

  • Transported through our blood

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=512


What does cholesterol do l.jpg
What Does Cholesterol Do?

  • Insulates nerves

  • Makes hormones that send signals between cells

  • Helps with the digestion of fats


Where do we get cholesterol l.jpg
Where Do We Get Cholesterol?

  • Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need.

  • We also get cholesterol from foods we eat.


Blood cholesterol levels increase by eating these products l.jpg
Blood Cholesterol Levels Increase By Eating These Products

  • Animal products

    • Meat

      • Beef

      • poultry,

      • fish, etc.

    • Dairy

      • milk,

      • eggs,

      • cheese,

      • yogurt, etc.


Blood cholesterol levels increase by eating these products7 l.jpg
Blood Cholesterol Levels Increase By Eating These Products

  • Vegetable products contain:

    • Saturated and

    • Trans Fat Foods

      • Vegetable shortening or hydrogenated fat

      • Vegetable margarines

      • Snack foods

        • Cookies

        • Crackers

      • Frozen or other prepared foods


Why worry about cholesterol l.jpg
Why Worry about Cholesterol?

  • Blood cholesterol can stick to the sides of arteries.

  • Blockages can form.

  • It can lead to serious medical problems:

    • Heart attack and

    • Stroke.

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1999/199_chol.html


Do i have high cholesterol l.jpg
Do I Have High Cholesterol?

  • A blood test can tell you your blood cholesterol levels.


Who should be tested l.jpg
Who Should Be Tested?

  • Anyone over the age of 20

    • At least every five years

    • More often as determined by your doctor


Words to know l.jpg
Words to Know

  • HDL

    • Good Cholesterol

      • Carries cholesterol away from your arteries

  • LDL

    • Bad Cholesterol

      • Builds up in arteries

  • Triglycerides

    • Fats

      • Builds up in arteries

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=180


What does my total cholesterol mean l.jpg
What Does my Total Cholesterol Mean?

  • 200-239 mg/dL

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=183





Improving your levels l.jpg
Improving Your Levels

  • Exercise

  • Improved diet

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Quit smoking

  • Possibly cholesterol drugs

http://mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/DS00178/DSECTION=9


Slide17 l.jpg
Diet

  • Reduce your intake of fats and cholesterols.

  • Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables.

  • Add more fiber.

  • Eat low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

  • Avoid eating too many calories.


Exercise l.jpg
Exercise

  • 30 minutes a day

  • 4+ times a week


Cholesterol drugs l.jpg
Cholesterol Drugs

  • Talk to your doctor, and follow his/her advice.


Questions l.jpg
Questions?

Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.

The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating


ad