If you’ve spent any amount of time on this site up until now you should realise that it’s not really your total cholesterol level that you should focus on, more the amount of good cholesterol vs bad cholesterol coursing through your body.
Nevertheless you’ll still be at high risk of stroke, heart attack and other associated problems if you have elevated cholesterol levels as these will cause a narrowing or a furring of the arteries, which increases blood pressure and possibly fully blocked arteries which stops the flow of blood to certain parts of the heart which in effect can kill off those affected areas.
Experts in cardiovascular diseases recommend that everyone above 20 years of age should check their total cholesterol level once in each period of five years. For Men at age 35 above and women above 45, have your total cholesterol level tested yearly for a lipid profile test to watch out for signs that may lead to heart diseases and other related illnesses on major parts of our body.
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