You are very much familiar with the word cholesterol as you are often advised to limit the cholesterol intake as it can affect your heart.
So what exactly is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance found in all cells of the body. Our body needs certain amounts of cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help in digesting the food we eat. Our body naturally makes the cholesterol it needs. However, this substance is even found in some food products we eat like our cooking oil.
When the amount of cholesterol rises or goes down in our body beyond the recommended level, we get subjected to certain health conditions.
A low amount of cholesterol affects the production of certain hormones, which in turn makes you prone to diseases caused in the absence of those hormones.
Similarly, a rise in cholesterol, which generally shows no symptoms, directly affects your heart resulting in a heart attack.
This is why it’s important that you have a balanced level of cholesterol and the only way to measure the cholesterol amount is?Cholesterol Testing.
At Aesthetics International, our team, led by Dr. Hoda Makkawi, makes use of the latest techniques for cholesterol testing and even assists you with planning effective programs to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
Dr. Hoda Makkawi is a family medicine doctor with an experience of 15 years & is certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine from American board. She receiv...Read More
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