Unhealthy lifestyle and poor eating habits can cause your cholesterol levels to increase unexpectedly. High cholesterol causes blockage and narrowing of the arteries, leading to chronic conditions such as heart diseases, stroke, and hypertension.
Cholesterol can be maintained at a normal level with a few changes and a little help from your doctor. At The Right Spinal Clinic, we can help you with weight loss and nutrition counseling to manage and reduce your risk of having high cholesterol.
How To Maintain Your Cholesterol Level
- Dietary Changes. Eating foods high in saturated and trans fats contributes to the formation of fatty deposits, which transform into plaques and block the normal flow of blood to your body. A low-fat diet with a balance of fish, fruits, vegetables and high-fiber foods is highly recommended. Talk to your doctor about your healthy daily meal plan.
- Quit Smoking. Smoking lowers your good cholesterol levels and puts you at risk of cardiovascular diseases. If you are a smoker and also diagnosed with high cholesterol, quit smoking to help prevent other health complications related to your condition.
- Regular Physical Activities. Be physically active to help manage your weight. Inactivity leads to weight gain and increased cholesterol levels in your body. An early walk or jog in the morning makes a huge difference in your weight loss journey.
- Health Screenings. Undergo a lipid profile test to know whether you have a normal or high cholesterol level. This test will give you comprehensive details on the amounts and kinds of cholesterol in your body. This will also help your doctor assess if you need to take medications or make lifestyle changes.
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