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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...
Cataract removal is a procedure to remove a clouded lens ( cataract ) from the eye. Cataracts are removed to improve vision. The procedure almost always includes placing an artificial lens in the eye.
Cataract extraction; Cataract surgery
The normal lens of the eye is transparent (clear). As a cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and blocks light from entering your eye. Without enough light, you cannot see as clearly.
Cataracts are painless. Mostly, they develop in the elderly. But sometimes children are born with clouded lenses that are caused by infections or other problems before birth. These are called congenital cataracts .
Surgery is usually recommended for people who cannot see well because of their cataracts. The surgery is performed in a hospital or surgery center in an outpatient clinic.
Adults are usually awake for the procedure. You will receive local anesthesia (numbing medicine) t...
Airways and lungs
Breathing difficulty Throat swelling
Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Severe pain or burning in the throat, nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue Vision loss
Heart and blood
Collapse Low blood pressure
Abdominal pain - severe Blood in the stools Burns of the esophagus (food pipe) Nausea Vomiting (may be bloody)
Convulsions Depression Dizziness Drowsiness Feeling of being drunk (euphoria) Headache Loss of alertness (unconsciousness) Seizures Staggering Weakness
Burns Irritation Necrosis (holes) in the skin or underlying tissues
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