I was recently asked the following question. If you are faced with heart disease or concerns about high cholesterol I thought you may also enjoy knowing the answer, which I've included below.
How does high cholesterol lead to cardiovascular disease?
Let me see if I can explain and keep the process easy to understand!
First the endothelium (thin inner lining of your blood vessels) becomes damaged and inflamed. This damage can be caused by a variety of factors, such as high blood pressure, high stress level, poor diet, toxic chemicals and metals, tobacco smoke, etc.
The inflamed endothelium becomes susceptible to circulating fatty particles, such as cholesterol, and attracts them. The cholesterol particles work their way into the endothelial lining. These deposits of cholesterol can then be damaged by free radicals to form oxidized LDL cholesterol. There is an important point here the needs to be emphasized. The LDL cholesterol circulating in your blood strea...
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Naphazoline is a decongestant used to relieve redness,
puffiness, and itchy/watering eyes due to colds, allergies, or eye irritations
(smog, swimming, or wearing contact lenses). It is known as a sympathomimetic
(alpha receptor agonist) that works in the eye to decrease
Some brands of naphazoline eye drops also contain other
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300) help protect the eyes from more irritation. Zinc sulfate, an astringent,
helps reduce redness and irritation.
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Follow all directions on the product package, or use as
directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid
contamination, do not touch the drop...
Do you have high cholesterol? Increase your fiber!
Do you have high blood pressure? Increase your fiber!
Are you overweight? Increase your fiber!
What is it with fiber (also known as roughage)? It seems to play a role in just about all our health problems.
Well, as far as blood pressure and cholesterol go, dietary fiber binds to cholesterol in circulation and helps remove it from the body. Research has shown that for every 1-2 grams of daily soluble fiber intake, LDL (bad) cholesterol is lowered 1%.
On the weight control side of things, fiber increases satiety (how full you feel), aiding efforts to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight.
Four Things You Need to Know to Make Dietary Fiber Work for You:
1. There are two types of fiber.
Insoluble fiber remains relatively intact as it passes through the digestive system. The primary function of insoluble fiber is to move waste ...
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