Cholesterol is a fat content found in body cells. Cholesterol is useful in the manufacture of vitamin D, hormones and other products used in the digestion process. The body/the liver has the capacity to make the cholesterol it requires. Cholesterol is also found in animal proteins: eggs, cheese and meat. High levels of cholesterol in the body is dangerous as it combines with other substances to form plague which sticks to the walls of blood vessels- a condition called atherosclerosis. Plague accumulates over time, thinning blood vessels leading to coronary artery disease.
The below graphical representation shows the 4 four types of heart diseases, common in both men and women.
Heart disease is a significant cause of death across the world. Heart disease is a combination of different health conditions that affect the heart, including arrhythmias/heart rhythm problems, coronary artery disease, and other blood vessel diseases. Cardiovascular disease (atherosclerotic disease) is also another heart condition that involves blocked and narrowed blood vessels, leading to a heart attack.
Heart problems are most often linked to lifestyle. There are certain things we can do to promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Holiday celebrations begin from the month of November to January. During this festival season family and friends come together and enjoy the good and quality time. The holidays come with a lot of activities like travelling, eating and drinking. The holiday excitement and the celebratory mood makes people less reluctant on their own safety.
This year particularly poses a new threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. As we ensure our own safety, we must also protect those around us ranging from our loved ones to strangers.
The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has resulted in drastic changes in the way we do things. Everyone across the world has had to change some essential aspects of their lifestyle.
While some changes are necessary for our safety, others could have adverse effects on our health. The impact of such changes includes emotional and psychological stress. In other cases, the epidemic has resulted in changes in the physical wellbeing of humans across the globe.
As we seek to get through the current crisis in one piece, we need to keep watch of our health-related habits. The changes from regular daily schedules can have a lasting effect on an individual. Maintaining the usual routine chores amid the corona crisis will help in lowering stress levels. A person’s wellbeing defines their productivity as well as the lives of everyone around them.