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The Effects of High Blood Cholesterol


High blood cholesterol can pose threats to your health. Lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, and drinking too much alcohol can increase your total cholesterol level. And because of these, many senior Americans are at risk of health problems and may need home care services in Massachusetts in the long run.

As healthcare providers in Attleboro, Massachusetts, we understand that medical problems and cholesterol have a two-way relationship. And high cholesterol can cause medical problems like the following:

  • Atherosclerosis

    The arteries become narrow due to accumulated cholesterol deposits called plaque.

  • Heart attack

    If plaques tear or rupture, a blood clot can form at the plaque-rupture site — blocking the flow of blood or plugging an artery downstream – leading to a heart attack.

  • Stroke

    A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to your brain.

But in reverse, some medical conditions can also put you at a higher risk of having high cholesterol. These conditions will make it difficult to obtain optimal wellness:

  • Thyroid disease

    Having thyroid disease can affect your cholesterol levels. That’s because the thyroid hormone influences how your body processes lipids (fats).

  • CKD

    People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) face a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease.

A home health aide can help you manage and control your blood cholesterol levels. All you have to do is call INSTANT HOME CARE INC. to know how we can assist you.

For reliable elderly care and secure and comfortable senior care you can trust, call us at 508-819-0872.

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