What is the danger of raising cholesterol in the blood?
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, without which the normal functioning of the human body is impossible. Cholesterol is a kind of building frame that ensures the stability of cell membranes. It is also part of bile, sex hormones and vitamin D3. Most of this substance (about 80%) is synthesized in the liver, a smaller (about 20%) comes with food.
In the blood, cholesterol is contained in the form of complex compounds – lipoproteins. There are “good” cholesterol – high density lipoproteins, in the form of which excess cholesterol is removed from the body, and “bad” cholesterol – low density lipoproteins, which are worse excreted from the body and partially settle on the walls of arteries, forming cholesterol plaques.
The process of forming cholesterol plaques on the walls of blood vessels is called atherosclerosis. With atherosclerosis, the lumen of the blood vessels gradually narrows, as a result of which the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues is disrupted. Most often, atherosclerosis of the vessels of the heart and brain develops.
Atherosclerosis of the vessels of the heart initially manifests pain during physical exertion, and ultimately can lead to a heart attack. The manifestations of cerebral arteriosclerosis can be a decrease in attention and memory, mental performance, headaches, and sleep disturbance. A pronounced narrowing of the vessels of the brain can lead to a stroke.
According to official WHO data, an increase in blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is observed in about 200 million people on the planet. Most often, it is detected in overweight people and patients with diabetes.
If the level of cholesterol in the blood exceeds the norm, then the diet should be reviewed and seek help from a specialist. In this situation, food with a low cholesterol content is recommended, namely: restrict the intake of egg yolks, caviar, fatty and fried foods, liver dishes; fats of animal origin are replaced by vegetable; increase the intake of foods high in fiber.
At the same time as the correction of nutrition, the doctor may prescribe medications to lower blood cholesterol. These drugs are selected individually, as they have a number of contraindications for use. Unfortunately, even the most modern drugs do not always allow you to completely normalize the level of cholesterol in the blood, therefore, recently, experts are paying more and more attention to metabolic drugs that can improve the treatment.
Such drugs include Dibikor – a drug developed by Russian scientists on the basis of the body’s natural substance taurine. Reception of Dibikor promotes safe decrease in the level of “bad” cholesterol and increase in the level of “good”. Dibicor is taken at 500 mg 2 times a day, for a long time. The drug is compatible with other drugs and dispensed in pharmacies without a prescription.