Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Cholesterol

Most people are aware of the importance of having a healthy blood sugar level. But a lot of people are not aware that their blood cholesterol is equally important as it plays a role in the development of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and chronic kidney diseases.
The only way to know if your blood cholesterol is high is to do a lipid profile test.

People with high blood cholesterol usually don’t show any physical symptoms and may not be overweight, but they can develop a heart attack or stroke because the fatty deposits in their arteries can rupture suddenly.

Below are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood cholesterol:

  • Regular physical exercise, at least 3 times a week
  • Cut down on the amount of alcohol you consume (if you take alcohol)
  • If you smoke cigarette, it is very important you make efforts and stop it completely
  • Watch your weight to ensure you are within the normal range; one way is to control what you eat. Your diet should be rich in protein and low in carbohydrate; eat more of diets prepared with or containing unsaturated fats like vegetable oil, nuts, and fish.
  • Stay away from processed foods as most of them contain large quantities of bad fats; instead, prepare your foods yourself.
  • Always eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Depending on how elevated your blood cholesterol are, the doctor can prescribe some cholesterol-lowering medications after counselling you.

For more advice and help, feel free to consult a doctor online via The Reliance Care App.

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