Cholesterol is a substance found in the blood. It is needed for good health. However, too much cholesterol can become an issue. Compared people with normal cholesterol, people with high cholesterol have a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems. The higher your cholesterol is the higher your risk of these problems.


  • Total cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol – Some people call this ” bad” cholesterol. That’s because having high LDL raises your risk of heart attacks,strokes, and other serious health problems.
  • HDL cholesterol – Some people call this the “good” cholesterol. That’s people with high HDL levels tend to have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
  • Triglycerides– Triglycerides are not cholesterol. They are another type of fat. But they often get measured when cholesterol is measured.


Heart Failure is a condition in which heart does not pump effectively. This may compromise the hearts ability to adequately profuse blood throughout our body/organs. This may lead to symptoms, such as swelling, trouble breathing and feeling tired.

What are the symptoms of Heart failure

If your heart does not pump well, at first you will have no symptoms. But as the condition gets worse, it can cause :

  • Fatigue, muscle weakness, or make you feel dizzy or light headed.
  • Shortness of breath, which might lead you to be less active.
  • Palpitations of the heart , even at rest.
  • Swelling in your lower extremities such as feet and ankles.


Carotid artery disease is a condition that can increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. The condition does not usually cause symptoms. It  happens when fatty deposits called plaque buildup inside blood vessels called the “carotid arteries.” These are the 2 main blood vessels that bring blood to the brain. When plaque forms in these arteries, they can become narrow, obstructing blood flow.


Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the arteries. Arteries carries blood from the heart to other organs and the parts of the body.

An individual’s blood pressure is defined by two measurements :

  • Systolic pressure is the pressure produced in the arteries when the heart contracts ( at the time of a heart beat).
  • Diastolic pressure refers the pressure in the arteries during the relaxation of the heart between heart beats.

Untreated blood pressure increases the strain on the heart and arteries, eventually causing organ damage. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart failure, heart attack, strokes and kidney failure.

Elevated blood pressure or ” prehypertension” is a term used when discussing elevated pressures for individuals that are not quite diagnosed with hypertension, but are not as low as recommended for good health.





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