Primary Prevention of High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)

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Primary Prevention of High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)​

Primary Prevention of High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)​

Hyperlipidemia is a serious condition that can have serious consequences. This is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which can result in death or disability. However, you can simply prevent the disease by changing your dietary habits and exercise consistently.


Triglycerides and cholesterol are the two main forms of fats found in the blood, both of which are crucial to the body’s functioning. The fat will build up on the blood arteries, constricting them. Restricted blood circulation is a risk factor for cardiovascular illness, arterial thrombosis, paralysis and premature mortality. Hyperlipidemia can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic abnormalities, eating unhealthy foods, and consuming significant amounts of alcohol.


cholesterol is a sort of lipid compound that the body creates by synthesizing it in the liver and digesting. Since cholesterol is a form of fat that does not disintegrate on its own in the bloodstream, ‘Lipoprotein’ is a combination of fat and protein that requires integration with proteins in order to be in the bloodstream. Cholesterol can be divided into two types:

  1. HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is a good fat that helps to trap fat and cholesterol in the blood that would harm the liver, therefore lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Exercise will help the body produce this sort of fat, however men’s HDL cholesterol levels should be greater than 40 mg/dL, while women’s should be greater than 50 mg/dL.
  2. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) is a bad fat that sticks to the arteries, causing them to thicken and narrow. As a result, healthy blood pushed out of the heart is unable to reach various organs, resulting in organ ischemia and sickness. The LDL cholesterol level in the blood should not exceed 130 mg/dL for those who do not have any underlying medical conditions.

is a form of blood fat produced by fat synthesized in the liver or fat obtained from foods containing fat as an element, such as pork belly, oil, butter. Fat will be turned to triglycerides if the body obtains more fat than it requires. Triglyceride levels in the blood should not exceed 150 mg/dL.


Prevention of hyperlipidemia

Choosing a balanced diet and changing your eating habits can help lower cholesterol levels. If you can follow the steps below, your chances of getting hyperlipidemia will be reduced.

  • Have a lipid panel cholesterol test once a year. 
  • Drink the recommended amount of water; at least 6-8 glasses of water per day. 
  • Reduce food portions. 
  • Choosing healthy fats.
  • Reduce saturated fats.
  • Lower cholesterol with diet.
  • Avoid foods that contain trans fats.
  • Increase your consumption of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables at every meal.
  • Exercising regularly for 20-30 minutes each time, at least 5 times a week. 
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