Cholesterol is a fat product found in the blood. Cholesterol is necessary to make healthy cells, but too much Cholesterol induces many forms of heart disease. In addition, due to high cholesterol levels, fat deposits can accumulate in your blood vessels.
Eventually, these deposits pile up, making it difficult for enough blood to pass through the arteries. Sometimes these deposits form a clot, causing a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, it is a good idea to make lifestyle changes that can lower cholesterol levels that are also beneficial to help prevent high cholesterol in the first place.
At Cardiology Associates Of South Florida, we can help you lower your cholesterol to healthy levels and prevent future life-threatening illnesses.