Monday, 27 May 2019

Experts suggest you to stop smoking to lower your cholesterol level


IllustrationIllustration - Even though cigarettes do not have the direct effect on cholesterol level, cigarettes play a role in increasing their ratio so that they have an impact on our health. Therefore, trying to stop smoking is an effort to reduce our cholesterol level.

"Smoking is closely related to an increase in cholesterol levels in the body and ultimately can trigger various cardiovascular diseases, which can cause death. Especially if the smoker already has high cholesterol level, cigarettes can increase and accelerate damage to the heart and blood vessels even more" said Medical Advisor Kalbe Nutritionals, Dr. Ervina Hasti W, on Monday, March 11th 2019.

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In addition, according to Dr. Ervina, smokers tend to pay less attention to healthy lifestyles, such as low-fat diets and regular exercise, which make they are more susceptible to hypertension and high cholesterol.

Cigarettes also have several other effects on blood cholesterol, including lowering good cholesterol or High-density Lipoprotein (HDL), increasing levels of bad cholesterol or Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL), and increasing triglyceride levels.

"Higher triglyceride levels are found in smokers. This is because nicotine contained in cigarettes can increase lipolysis  and free fatty acids, one of them triglycerides. Triglycerides itself has the function as an energy source for metabolic processes. Elevated triglyceride levels are above normal limits (hyperlipidemia) is a major cause of blockage of blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks and strokes" explained Dr. Ervina.


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