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PRESENTED BY RASGAS MEDICAL CENTRE. LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL. WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?. Cholesterol is a type of fat made in the liver and found in animal foods. CHOLESTEROL IS NEEDED FOR IMPORTANT BODY FUNCTIONS. Such as. Building cell walls Protecting nerves Making hormones.

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Lowering your cholesterol

PRESENTED BY

RASGAS MEDICAL CENTRE

LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL.




Cholesterol is needed for important body functions such as
CHOLESTEROL IS NEEDED FOR IMPORTANT BODY FUNCTIONS. Such as...

  • Building cell walls

  • Protecting nerves

  • Making hormones.


There are two types of cholesterol
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF CHOLESTEROL. as...

  • THE GOOD. (HDL or High Density Lipid)

  • THEBAD and the UGLY!! (LDL or Low Density Lipid.)


A higher level of as...HDL is needed to carry LDL from the BLOOD back to the LIVER to be ELIMINATED from the body.


If there is a higher level of ldl cholesterol in the blood this may
If there is a higher level of as...LDL cholesterol in the BLOOD this may:

  • Cause high blood pressure!

  • Raise your risk of heart attack!

  • Raise your risk of stroke!

  • Cause the kidneys to fail!


HOW ?? as...


Cholesterol is broken down into as...LDL which is needed by the body cells. Once the cells are satisfied the unused LDL remains to become what is known as blood cholesterol.


The main danger of high blood cholesterol is that fatty plaques may form which will decrease the diameter of blood vessels. This leads to a restriction of the flow of blood and oxygen to the tissues of the body.



What causes high blood cholesterol
WHAT CAUSES HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL? you may have a heart attack!


The main causes are
The main causes are: you may have a heart attack!

  • Eating too much high saturated fat. i.e. fat found in butter and dairy products, cakes biscuits and take away foods.

  • Being overweight.

  • Not exercising.


What can you do to lower your cholesterol
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL? you may have a heart attack!


You can eat more
YOU CAN you may have a heart attack! ……eat more:

  • Fruits and vegetables.

  • Oily fish (tuna, mackeral and herring).

  • Skinless chicken.

  • Fibre rich foods, e.g. oats and wholemeal bread.


You can eat less
YOU CAN…. eat less you may have a heart attack!

  • Fried take away fast foods.

  • High fat dairy products and eggs.

  • Saturated fats and oils.

  • Biscuits, cakes and pastries.


You can use
YOU CAN... USE you may have a heart attack!

  • Unsaturated margarine instead of butter.

  • Unsaturated oils (olive oil) instead of lard.

  • Low fat cooking methods: steaming, grilling and microwaving.


You should
YOU SHOULD… you may have a heart attack!

  • Make exercise a part of your day. (Walking is good).

  • Not smoke

  • Drink more water.



STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT IF AN AVERAGE MAN CAN REDUCE HIS BLOOD CHOLESTEROL BY ONLY 10% HE CAN REDUCE HIS RISK OF HEART ATTACK BY UP TO 50%!!


Start now to make the changes because

Start NOW to make the changes because….. BLOOD CHOLESTEROL BY ONLY

YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING ARE IMPORTANT

TO YOU AND TO US!!


Wishing You A Healthy Life BLOOD CHOLESTEROL BY ONLY

...Shuja


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