I am only 17 and i cant sleep at night coz my arm goes numb n tikly,my heart hurts and i sometimes have a hard time breathing.. what is cholesterol ? how does it happen? how do you get rid of it? please ...
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Low cholesterol mean less level of LDL. Lower cholesterol is usually better, but in rare cases having a low level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol or a low total cholesterol level could increase your risk of some health problems like depression, cancer, low birth weight of child in pregnancy.
What can be done to reduce cholesterol level
Thanks for your query. Low fat diet, regular exercises, no smoking, no alcohol, maintenance of body weight will reduce cholesterol. If cholesterol levels are quite high, a course of Statins (such as, rosuvastatin) be taken and continued till Lipid levels return to normal range.
Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
what to eat if you have high cholesterol
Thanks for writing your query.
You should avoid oily foods.
Foods which may be helpful are foods rich in fibres, Vitamin C, Omega-3 fatty acids.
Almonds, walnuts, olive oil, legumes, fat free yoghurt, proactive margarine, soybeans, cabbage, broccoli, spinach all help to reduce the level of harmful lipids.
A regular exercise is also very beneficial.
I hope this is helpful to you.