Everyone has at least one type of Cholesterol in their bodies. Cholesterol is an erythrocyte readily available carrier in your body that you can find all over your system, but primarily in the liver, kidneys and intestines. Cholesterol comes in two types: LDL Cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL Cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein). These proteins are something like different vehicles for transporting Cholesterol - LDL Cholesterol carries cholesterol from the liver to other cells while HDL Cholesterol picks up excess cholesterol wherever it can be found and brings it back to the liver where it is either eliminated or reused.

Although everyone's blood contains both high levels of Cholesterols, many millions of Americans also face the problem of Cholesterol build-up in their systems. Cholesterol is not the only cause of Cholesterol build up, but it is a huge factor. Cholesterol is caused when LDL Cholesterol becomes trapped in an artery and accumulates gradually over time to form plaques that eventually cut off blood flow and lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Anyone can develop Cholesterol in their lives if they do not maintain a high level of health through proper diet, exercise and education on which foods are harmful to Cholesterol. Keeping your Cholesterols at healthy levels means knowing the symptoms  of high  Cholesterol so you can know when you need to see a doctor to check your Cholesterol levels. The first time you have your Cholesterol checked, it is recommended that you look into trying to reduce Cholesterol as much as possible by 8% every two weeks until the Cholesterol has been reduced to an acceptable level for you.

Symptoms of High Cholesterol:

- unexplained fatigue

- sudden stools mixed with blood or tinged with blood

- bloating or abdominal pain after a large meal

- a loss of appetite during the late afternoon and evening hours

- nausea and vomiting about 3 – 4 hours after eating a big meal

Complications from High Cholesterol:

- Cholesterics can also cause atherosclerosis  (hardening or narrowing of the arteries).

- strokes are caused by Cholesterol because arterial blood flow is blocked by Cholesterol deposits.

- heart attacks are directly linked with Cholesterol because of this same reason.

The most important thing to remember, though, is that if you think you might have high Cholesterols levels, it's always better to address your concerns early on. Don't be embarrassed to ask for help from a medical professional during this process - Cholesterols are usually hereditary, but can also be developed depending on your diet and activity levels. Cholesterol screenings should take place every one to two years for children aged 9 – 11 (since Cholesterols tend to develop at a younger age these days) and then once every four to six years for everyone else that is over the age of 20.

The primary cause of  high Cholesterol in your body caused by either having too much food intake or not enough exercise. Diet plays a big part in reducing Cholesterol because only 35% of Cholesterols are actually naturally produced by our bodies - the other 65% comes from outside sources such as dietary fat, which has been linked to stomach cancer . Exercise has also been shown to significantly reduce Cholesterol levels within the body, so always make sure you exercise for at least 30 minutes a day - or else Cholesterols will accumulate in your blood.

How To Lower Cholesterol?

If cholesterol levels are high, it means that a person has a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

There are many ways to lower cholesterol, and some work better than others. The aim is to keep cholesterol low throughout your life because high cholesterol can have an effect on you even when you're young. 

Of course , it's also good to reduce cholesterol if cholesterol is already controlled or reduced . 

Here is How to Lower High Cholesterol Levels:

1. Change the diet by avoiding these foods: eggs, liver, shellfish, cheese, meat fats (such as lard), pastries and cakes with coconut oil or palm oil , fatty meats … And alcoholics drink too much : avoid them! Replace all these with fruits and vegetables , which do good cholesterol , and low-carbohydrate foods, such as legumes .

2. Eat these food rich in cholesterol:

Foods with cholesterol - yolk of eggs, shellfish, shrimp, lobster, crab.

Foods that reduce cholesterol - soy protein, oat bran, guava.

3. Reduce stress because stress raises cholesterol levels. How? By getting enough sleep at night and always have a relaxing activity you love to do ; the more calm your spirit, the better for your heart !" 

4. Exercise regularly to help control cholesterol ( this is especially important when cholesterol is high ). 

5. If needed , take medication prescribed by a doctor to keep cholesterol at the correct level; the goal is not only to reduce cholesterol, but also cholesterol at a certain level. Note: "Eat cholesterol is not as bad as it seems!" It is the case when cholesterol from food is mixed with cholesterol from the blood, then cholesterol levels increase . So eating foods that contain cholesterol can still be a good idea because our liver produces enough cholesterol on its own and anywhere where they need more for their cells , which do not receive enough cholesterol from food . 

If cholesterol levels are high, it means that a person has a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

Conclusion:

There are many ways to lower cholesterol, and some work better than others. The aim is to keep cholesterol low throughout your life because high cholesterol can have an effect on you even when you're young.  Of course , it's also good to reduce cholesterol if cholesterol is already controlled or reduced .