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Dyslipidemia causes

 

 

  Main causes of Dyslipidemia are.

  • Genetic predisposition (tendencies to run in families)

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Sedentary life styles

  • Fatty food consumption

  • Hypothyroidism (deficiency state of thyroid gland)

  • Hyperhomocystinemia (increased levels of homocystine levels in blood)

  • Smoking and Alcohol intake.

            

             

                                                                             

   

          Sedentary life styles                                Fatty food consumption                                Obesity 

 

                                                                                 

    Family history of Dyslipidemia                          Alcohol intake.                                        Smoking

 

 

What affects cholesterol levels?

A variety of things can affect cholesterol levels. These are things you can do something about:

 

Diet.

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Saturated fat and cholesterol in the food you eat make your blood cholesterol level go up.

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Saturated fat is the main culprit, but cholesterol in food also matters.

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Reducing the amount of saturated fats and cholesterol in diet helps lower your blood cholesterol levels.

 

Weight.

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Being overweight s a risk factor for heart disease.

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It also tends to increase your cholesterol.

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Losing weight can help lower L and total cholesterol levels, well as raise your HDL and lower your triglyceride levels.

 

Physical activity

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Not being physically active is a risk factor for heart disease.

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Regular physical activity can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

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It also helps you lose weight.

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You should try to be physically active 30 minutes on most, if not all days.

 

Things you cannot do anything about but also can affect cholesterol levels. These include:

 

Age and Gender:

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As women and men get older, there cholesterol levels rise.

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Before the age of menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of same age.

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After the age of menopause, women's LDL levels tend to rise.

 

Heredity:

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Your genes partly determine how much cholesterol your body makes.

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High blood cholesterol can run in families.

 

 

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