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    A detailed guide about Cholesterol

    What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a lipid (fat-like substance) naturally produced by your liver. It is essential for the production of certain hormones, vitamin D and cell membranes. It is not water soluble and can’t travel through blood. Your body uses lipoproteins to transfer cholesterol. There are two types of cholesterol LDL – cholesterol carried by low-density lipoproteins. HDL – cholesterol carried by high-density lipoproteins. If the level of LDL cholesterol becomes high in your blood it is considered as high cholesterol. If not treated, high cholesterol can lead to many health problems, including heart attack or stroke. LDL cholesterol LDL lipoproteins...

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    What is high blood pressure?

    Blood pressure is the measure of how much blood is passing through the blood vessels and the resistance to its flow. High blood pressure also called hypertension occurs when blood pressure reaches to unhealthy levels. The resistance to blood flow increases due to narrow arteries and the blood pressure becomes high. This could also result in heart diseases. Hypertension is a common disease and it develops over several years. It is also considered as a silent killer because most people do not notice its symptoms. Nearly half of the American adults are affected by this disease. High blood pressure...

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