The medical and science communities have really overused the term high cholesterol in recent years. It seems to be the evil that is behind almost every problem that we are experiencing as human beings. If your cholesterol numbers are out of balance, it is going to be blamed for almost everything that you are experiencing that is wrong in your life. The fact of the matter is, however, cholesterol might not be as big of a problem as what they are stating. In fact, it is something that all of us need in order to live.
Cholesterol is carried around in the body through various proteins in the blood stream. The low density, or what is typically considered to be the bad cholesterol goes from the liver to the cellular structure in the body, giving it the opportunity to live and thrive. The high-density, or good cholesterol travels from the cellular structure back to liver so that it can either be assimilated or removed. This is a balance that has gone on in the human body since the very beginning and it is not going to change anytime soon.
So why all the problems with high cholesterol and the fact that we need to take so much medication in order to correct it? That is an excellent question, and the answer is, it is the pharmaceutical companies way of getting healthy people to be regular customers.
Does that mean, however, that you should not worry about high cholesterol at all? No, but what you should be concerned about is the fact that your cholesterol numbers are out of balance in some way or another. It is not the cholesterol that is going to cause a heart attack or stroke that is possibly pending, is the underlying cause which is throwing your cholesterol out of balance.
For example, if you are 50 pounds overweight and your cholesterol is high, you should be more concerned about the fact that you are carrying around too much weight as it is what is going to hurt you, ultimately. Along with that, you should also be concerned about other triggers which put our cholesterol at higher numbers, such as lack of exercise, smoking cigarettes, and stress.
Make sure that you reduce the problems which are behind your high cholesterol and you will see the cholesterol numbers come right down to where they should be. Best of all, you will take yourself out of the danger zone for many of the problems that we experience and you will be able to enjoy better health.