The singular focus on treating cholesterol as a means to prevent heart attacks is leading to the deaths of millions of people because the real underlying cause of the majority of heart disease is not being diagnosed or treated by most physicians. For example, I recently saw a patient named Jim who had "normal" cholesterol levels yet was taking the most powerful statin on the market, Crestor. Despite this aggressive pharmaceutical treatment, this man was headed for a serious heart attack. Jim's doctors had missed his real disease risks by focusing on and treating his cholesterol levels. All the while they were ignoring the most important condition that put him at dramatically higher risk of heart attacks, diabetes , cancer and dementia. In a moment I will explain what this condition is and what you can do about it.
Don't Just Block Cholesterol... Remove It!
The Best Teas to Lower Cholesterol
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Adopting healthy habits, such as eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising , will also help to prevent your cholesterol levels from becoming high in the first place. It's important to keep cholesterol in check because high cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners recommends that you regularly review any medications you are taking for high blood pressure or high cholesterol with your doctor or specialist. They will be able to assess, with you, the continuing benefits and risks. For further information, visit the Choosing Wisely Australia website.
12 Best Herbs to Lower Cholesterol and Beat Heart Disease!
There are several foods which are not just part of a healthy diet, they can actively help to lower your cholesterol too. As part of your healthy heart diet, try to eat some of these every day. The more you add to your diet, the more they can help lower your cholesterol, especially if you cut down on saturated fat as well. Cutting down on saturated fat is great way to lower your cholesterol and look after you heart. Oily fish is also a good source of healthy unsaturated fats, specifically omega-3 fats.
Your risk rises with age, so the next time you have an NHS Health Check your risk score may be higher, even if your test results remain the same. Your NHS Health Check can also give you and your doctor a better understanding of the true age of your heart with a lifetime risk calculator. The calculator works out your lifetime risk and heart age using information such as your family history of heart disease and your lifestyle choices, including whether you smoke. There are some things about your risk that you can't change — like your age, ethnicity or family history. But the most important factors in your risk score — such as your BMI, cholesterol level and blood pressure — can be changed.