Monday, April 8, 2013

High Cholesterol Foods

Cholesterol or also called unsaturated fat is a waxy substance that it's white, cholesterol is naturally exist in the human body. Is the liver that produces cholesterol, cholesterol serves to build cell walls and also for producing certain hormones. However, if excess cholesterol can be quite dangerous and cause a number of diseases such as gallstones, heart attack and stroke. There are certain foods that contain high cholesterol, if consumed regularly can cause you to hit some diseases mentioned above. Therefore, in order to maintain your cholesterol levels remain normal, you have to avoid or reduce the intake of foods containing cholesterol. below is a list of high cholesterol foods that you should avoid. 

Most of the meat products contain high levels of cholesterol consumption. Avoid any kind of meat products containing more than 3 grams of fat per ounce. Some of the products should be completely avoided are fatty cuts of meat, pork, beef and liver. 

Poultry products 
Always remove the skin from chicken or turkey before taking it. This is very important because the skin is the main source of cholesterol, saturated fat and calories. Therefore, keep in mind removing the skin before cooking them. 

Other foods that has high cholesterol levels is seafood, such as crab, shrimp and lobster. 

Saturated Fat 
Food products such as butter, meat droplets, lard, cheese, palm oil and coconut oil contains high amounts of saturated fats and should be avoided as much as you. 

Some dairy products that you really need to avoid is the cream cheese, processed cheese, eggs, heavy cream and custard products. 

Avoid excess white rice, potatoes, candy, pizza, pasta and popcorns with butter. Excess intake of carbohydrates can be really dangerous, because they can increase blood cholesterol levels. 

Always remember that your daily intake of cholesterol should not exceed 200 to 400 milligrams, be it from any source.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Types Of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential fat that supports the cell membrane and provides stability of the body's cells. Cholesterol is a factor but not the cause of heart attacks all kinds of harmful cholesterol. But if there are more, cholesterol can form plaques in blood vessels and narrow the coronary arteries (arteries that supply blood to the heart muscles). Over a period of time, plaque clogs the arteries and causes atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can lead to fatal heart attacks. 

Cholesterol is transported through the blood with the help of proteins. These carriers called lipoproteins and, depending on the density of protein, cholesterol to LDL (low-density lipoprotein), HDL (high density lipoprotein or VLDL (very low density lipoprotein). For more information on cholesterol, please refer to the explanation of the various types of cholesterol below! 

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) 

Density lipoprotein or HDL is high known as 'good cholesterol'. This compound consists of a ring around the center of lipoprotein cholesterol. This association makes it more dense than other cholesterol and hence the name 'High Density Lipoprotein'. HDL is considered "good" because it takes extra cholesterol molecules and transports them back to the liver for metabolism and thus, regulate cholesterol levels in the blood. The higher the HDL level, the lower the bad cholesterol in the blood. 

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) 

LDL has a single apolipoprotein (a protein that can bind with lipid) that binds with cholesterol, making it soluble in aqueous medium. It has a highly hydrophobic (water-hating) core consisting of polyunsaturated fatty acids and about 1500 esterified cholesterol molecules. LDL varies in size and density. Small LDL particles are more dangerous and increase the risk of coronary heart disease as compared to the larger LDLs. 

LDL cholesterol is lighter than HDL cholesterol. Just like the HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol is also circulated through blood but, unlike the HDL cholesterol, it has a tendency to adhere to the wall of blood vessels. The white blood corpuscles swallow the cholesterol molecules deposited on the walls of blood vessels to protect the blood vessels. The WBCs which ingest the cholesterol molecules oxidize and get converted into toxic substances. With continuous deposition of LDL on the wall, more and more white cells migrate to this area to digest the cholesterol. These depositions, over a period of time, form plaques and impede the blood flow through the artery. Thus, when the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart get clogged due to cholesterol, it affects the cardiac muscle cells and causes heart attack. 

Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) 

VLDL is another type of lipoprotein made by the liver. This lipoprotein enables fats and cholesterol to move in the bloodstream. VLDL is a very small compound with a size of 30-80 nm. It is involved in transporting triglycerides, phospholipids, cholesterol and cholesterol esters and thus, works as an internal lipid transport mechanism for the body. Though a lipid binding compound, VLDL is also identified as a contributor in increasing the risk of coronary artery diseases due to the high levels of triglycerides present in it. VLDLs contribute not only to coronary artery diseases but also increase blood pressure and may even lead to a stroke. VLDL is not mentioned during the regular check-ups of cholesterol because there is no simple, direct method to measure its level. It is usually estimated on the basis of the percentage of triglyceride in your body. Normally, VLDL cholesterol level is about 5-30 ml/dl.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dehydration Prevention

How can I prevent dehydration? After discussing the symptoms of dehydration, the effects of dehydration, and dehydration treatment. Today we will discuss information about preventing dehydration. There are many ways you can do to prevent dehydration. some ways you have to do to prevent dehydration is as follows:

- Drink plenty of fluids - to prevent dehydration you should drink plenty of fluids. You should drink six to eight glasses of fluid every day.

- If you are active, or if the weather is very hot, you should increase your fluid. because you will have a greater risk of dehydration.

- Do not drink coffee, cola, or other drinks that contain caffeine. Because it can increase the production of urine and make you dehydrate faster.

- Should Avoid alcohol, including beer and wine. They increase dehydration and make it difficult to make good decisions.

- Do not take salt tablets. Most people get plenty of salt in their diet. Use a sports drink if you're worried about replacing minerals lost through sweat.

- Stop working outdoors or exercising if you feel dizzy, dizzy, or very tired.

- You should know that drinking more fluids than your body can process could lead to a low amount of sodium in the blood (hyponatremia). This is a serious and potentially fatal condition. If you start feeling uncomfortable and bloated from drinking, you have to give it time to recover.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dehydration Treatment

Do you know about the best way to treat dehydration? This article will discuss all the information about how to treat dehydration. The best way to treat dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids such as water, fruit juice, semi-skimmed milk, etc. 

Sugary drinks are also very helpful to replace sugars lost from the body, and a salty snack can help replace salts lost from the body. If you find it difficult to retain fluid because of vomiting or diarrhea, as a solution you can use a spoon or syringe to add some fluids into your body. 

If you are dehydrated, you will lose a significant amount of sugar, salt and water from your body. To treat dehydration and re-establish the balance of your body, you have to drink the proper fluids. Fluid you drink should contain a mixture of salt and sodium and glucose or starch. Some products to treat dehydration is available in pharmacies or prescription from a GP. for a more appropriate solution, ask your doctor or pharmacist as advice.

Effects of Dehydration

Do you know the effects of dehydration? This article will discuss all the information about the effects of dehydration. there are so many effects of dehydration. severe dehydration can cause symptoms such as extreme thirst, lack of sweating, rapid heartbeat, and delirium, and can be life threatening. The following are the effects of dehydration at low to moderate: 

dehydration effects

- fatigue 
- muscle weakness 
- Poor Concentration 
- headache 
- Dizziness or lightheadedness 
- decrease in metabolism 

Water forms the basis for all the fluids in the body, such as blood and digestive fluids, and was the catalyst in all metabolic functions throughout the body. Water eliminates toxins and waste products from the body, and bring nutrients to the body’s cells. 

Many people who suffer from a disease but they do not know that dehydrationis the cause, and that getting help is as simple as consuming more water. Water is the best kind to drink fluids to stay well hydrated because water is processed by the body differently than other types of liquids. 

Water should you drink to avoid dehydration and to stay healthy is eight 8 glasses of water a day, but this is only a general rule. The amount can vary greatly from person to person, depending on factors such as age, physical condition, activity level and climate. 

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Symptoms of Dehydration

Do you know what are the symptoms of dehydration? This article will discuss all the information about the symptoms of dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration can usually be seen when the volume of water a person has lost as much as 2% of the normal water volume. Early symptoms of dehydration are thirst and discomfort a person experiences, accompanied by loss of appetite and dry skin, and constipation. 

symptoms of dehydration

Experiencing symptoms of mild dehydration are thirst, decreased urine volume, abnormally dark urine, fatigue, irritability, headache, dry mouth, dizziness when standing, and in some cases dehydration can cause insomnia. 

Whereas symptoms of severe dehydration are decreased urine output, lethargy or sleepiness experienced ekstrm, seizures, fainting, and sunken eyes. When someone loses water volume of more than 15% of the body, usually fatal. 

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What Is Dehydration?

What is dehydration? This article will discuss about the definition of dehydration. Dehydration is a lack or loss of body fluids. When the condition of a person’s lost most of the water in the body then the person who is dehydrated. When a person is dehydrated, it means the amount of water in the body has dropped below the level needed for normal body function. If it’s small decline will not cause a big problem. 

What is Dehydration

Approximately two-thirds of our body is water. We lose water every day in the form of water vapor in the breath, we remove it through the urine, sweat and feces. Other than water, a small amount of salt also lost from the body. 

When you lose too much water, our bodies can become unbalanced or dehydration. And severe dehydration can lead to death. 

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