No, cholesterol is not all evil. You need cholesterol to make all your sex hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA. You need cholesterol to make your adrenal hormones: DHEA, Corstisol and Aldosterone. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones for proper brain function: Pregnenalone, and all the sex hormones mentioned above.You need cholesterol to make the great “sun hormone” … Continued
Do you ever wonder why some individuals with lower cholesterol have heart attacks and coronary artery disease while some individuals with higher cholesterol do not? Is there more to heart disease than cholesterol alone? While cholesterol certainly has been proven to be a major risk factor in coronary artery disease and heart attacks, the latest … Continued
While cholesterol is an essential material, high levels of cholesterol flowing through the bloodstream can actually lead to the development of a condition called atherosclerosis, which is the gradual build-up of plaque along the inner walls of veins and arteries.
My cholesterol levels are: Total: 246, LDL: 188, HDL: 40. I am not taking any statins as of now, but my doctor keeps pushing me to do so. My question is, what can I do to improve my cholesterol levels aside from taking cholesterol drugs?
In light of American Heart Month, BodyLogicMD’s bioidentical hormone doctors have taken the time to compare some of the signs and symptoms of heart attack in men and women and offer advice on what they can do to reduce their risk.
The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SAWN) has followed more than 3,000 American women since 1996. The study indicated that the onset of menopause significantly increases LDL (“bad” cholesterol) cholesterol levels in women.