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ELEVATEDCHOLESTEROLCholesterolisafat-likesubstancemadeintheliverandisalsofoundincertainfoodsmadefromanimalse.g.meatdairyeggs.Althoughacertainamountofcholesterolisnecessaryforbodilyfunctionstooccuranoverabundancecanhavedetrimentaleffects.Abloodtestcandeterminewhetherornotcholesterolisundercontrolandifnotchangesindietandormedicationmaybeinorder.Aphysiciancanhelpdesignindividualizedtreatmentplans.STRESSStresscanbecumulativeandultimatelycanleadtohighbloodpressureheartdiseaseandotherphysicalsideeffects.Eliminatingalloflifex19sstressorsisnearlyimpossiblebutcertainmeasurescanreducetheireffectsontheheart.Yogabreathingexerciseswalkingandtakingbreaksatworkarejustafewwaystohelpcalmthebodyx19sharmfulreactiontostressfulsituations.HIGHBLOODPRESSUREHighbloodpressureincreasestheriskofcoronaryarterydiseasewhichisessentiallyabuildupoffattymatterknownasx1cplaquex1dthatovertimeleadstonarrowingofthesepathways.Peoplewithhighbloodpressurearemorelikelytodevelopcoronaryarterydiseasebecauseoftheextrapressureplacedonthewallsofthearteries.Overtimethearteriescanbecomedamagednarrowedandhardenedbythesefattydeposits.DIABETESDiabeticsareatmuchgreaterriskofaheartattackthanthosewithoutthedisease.Highlevelsofsugarinthebloodsystemcannarrowthecoronaryarteriesthatsupplyoxygenatedbloodtotheheart.Becauseofthisitisimportantfordiabeticstokeeptheirconditionundercontrolandmaintainahealthyweight.WILLIAMSONMEDICALCENTER.ORG5