Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Know Your Blood Cholesterol

In the life time no body want to get get sick. They need that their life is always keep a way from any sick, but sometimes human being unable to keep their body a way always health as many reason such illness caused by intern and extern factors. The extern factors like accident, injury or many infection diseases caused by environmental factors influences to their body healthy.

Internal factors such as psychologist, biologist imbalance, food style claimed play to lead many death disease one of them is Heart Disease. Heart Disease is still rank in the top position death disease in the world. Number of deaths for leading causes of death could be mentioned by categories as follow:
  • Heart disease: 654,092
  • Cancer: 550,270
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,147
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 123,884
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 108,694
  • Diabetes: 72,815
  • Alzheimer's disease: 65,829
  • Influenza/Pneumonia: 61,472
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 42,762
  • Septicemia: 33,464
Sources N C H S - FASTATS - Leading Causes of Death and Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2004, tables 7.

What Heart Disease Causes?
Major Risk Factors
Contributing Risk Factors
  • Stress
  • Sex hormones
  • Birth control pills
  • Alcohol
From all factors above Cholesterol was claimed as common leading causes Heart Attack. Cholesterol Level in your blood must be control so always Normal or near normal then to keep your Blood Cholesterol always normal you have to manage your food pattern and food style, below many food you to pay attention eat so make your life keep a way from Heart Disease you have to be follow and obey it.

Here the list of food consist of high cholesterol you have to be concern as folowing are:

FoodServing SizeCholesterol Level
Boiled Egg1225 mg
Cream Cheese1OZ27 mg
Cheddar Cheese1OZ19 mg
Butter3.5OZ250 mg
Lamb3.5OZ70 mg
Beefsteak3.5OZ70 mg
Chicken3.5OZ60 mg
Kidney, Beef3.5OZ375 mg
Liver, Beef3.5OZ300 mg
Ice Cream3.5OZ45 mg
Sponge Cake3.5OZ260 mg

In other hand you have to be understanding also about your Cholesterol Normal Level as a following mentioned below:

Total cholesterol
  • Desirable: Less than 4.14 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) or Less than 160 milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL).
  • Borderline high: 4.15–6.19 mmol/L or 160–240 mg/dL
  • High:6.2 mmol/L or higher or 240 mg/dL or higher
HDL cholesterol
  • High (desirable):More than 1.56 mmol/L or More than 60 mg/dL>
  • Acceptable: 1.04–1.56 mmol/L or 40–60 mg/dL
  • Low (undesirable):Less than 1.04 mmol/L or Less than 40 mg/dL
Total cholesterol-to-HDL ratio
  • Desirable: 6:1 or less
  • Undesirable: More than 6:1
LDL cholesterol
  • Optimal: Less than 2.5 mmol/L (less than 2.0 mmol/L if you also have diabetes) or Less than 96 mg/dL
  • Near optimal: 2.6–3.5 mmol/L or 100–135 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 3.6–4.0 mmol/L or 135–159 mg/dL
  • High: 4.1–4.9 mmol/L or 160–189 mg/dL
  • Very high: 5 mmol/L or higher or 190 mg/dL or higher
  • Normal: Less than 1.7 mmol/L
  • Moderately high: 1.7 to 6.0 mmol/L
  • Very high: 6.0 mmol/L
Sources condensed from www.bchealthguide.org

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