Introduction Arteriosclerosis causes heart attacks, strokes, amputations and even loss of brain function in addition to sudden death. Arteriosclerotic plaque, the material that eventually clogs our blood vessels begins to form in youth. American soldiers killed at the age of 19 or 20, in action, have been noted to have streaks of such plaque. The plaque is made up in part of cholesterol. Excess cholesterol in the blood leads to more plaque being deposited at a younger age. For this reason we prefer to delay this from occurring. But why do we need cholesterol at all? Actually, we wouldn’t survive without any cholesterol, but we often would live longer if the level were lower. Each year, more than 1 million Americans will suffer a heart attack and about 500,000 will die from heart disease. High blood cholesterol just like high blood pressure does not cause any symptoms. Many people (more than 50 percent by recent estimates) are either inadequately treated or unaware...
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...
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