Hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia: how to detect them?

Hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia: how to detect them?

There are no physical symptoms of hypercholesterolaemia and dyslipidemia and so it is difficult to detect them with the naked eye. A blood test to measure cholesterol and triglyceride levels is therefore needed to identify these disorders that can lead to cardiovascular diseases. It is important these blood tests are performed regularly to keep these levels in check and, if they are too high, take the necessary steps to bring them down. This is especially true for people with a family history of heart diseases or coronary events.

Every day there are more and more children and young people who are at risk of or develop these diseases. This sharp rise is due to a poor diet, with increasing amounts of pre-prepared products and fast food that are high in saturated fats, combined with an extremely sedentary lifestyle among the youngest in society.

Following these recommendations will help to prevent and reduce dyslipidemia and hypercholesterolaemia:

  • Have a balanced and varied diet, low in saturated fats and rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats we can find in a traditional Spanish Mediterranean diet.
  • Do anaerobic exercise at least three times a week. As well as reducing levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in our bodies, this improves our general health and speeds up our metabolism.

If we are unable to bring down our cholesterol to a satisfactory level following these two recommendations, we can use food supplements that help reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood. If you decide to do this, Laboratorios Actafarma recommends you chose a food supplement such as Oxicol.

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