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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...
Alternative Names Repair of cross-eye; Resection and recession; Strabismus repair; Extraocular muscle surgery References Lingua RW, Diamond LG. Techniques of strabismus surgery. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, Augsburger JJ, et al., eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 11.14. Olitsky SE, Hug D, Smith LP. Disorders of eye movement and alignment. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 622.
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