Cholesterol is essential for your body to build healthy cells, make vitamin D and hormones and it also plays a role in your digestion. But if there are high levels of cholesterol, it can increase you risk of heart disease due to the buildup of plaque in your arteries. When there is a plaque build in the arteries, it allows less blood to flow through them, to the heart. High cholesterol can increase your chances of having a stroke as well due to the buildup of plaque in the arteries leading to the brain.
The causes of high cholesterol can come from many different factors such as
- Poor Diet
- Lack of exercise
High cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and obesity all go hand in hand, but here at Weigh Less Louisville, we have all of the tools to help you lower existing high cholesterol as well as the tools to teach you how to maintain lower cholesterol on your own.