Cholesterol, a silent ennemi

November 15, 2007 by Martin Guilbert

Although we often hear about the negative aspects of cholesterol, the fact still remains that it is necessary for the proper function of the human body. Cholesterol is necessary to several functions like the production of hormones and bile acids.

Hypercholesterolemia, or the presence of a high level of cholesterol in the blood stream, is a silent problem that can lead to heart attacks or strokes.

The majority of individuals who suffer from hypercholesterolemia do not notice the symptoms or the negative effects on their cardiovascular system.

What about your ears?

The relationship between hypercholesterolemia and hearing is not clear. Although more and more evidence indicates that chronic hypercholesterolemia and arthrosclerosis  (accumulation of fats on the interior membrane of the artery) could lead to hearing loss.

Modifying your diet and exercise are great ways of reducing cholesterol. On the other hand, for several individuals, a healthy diet and exercise are not sufficient. A medical treatment may be necessary. Ask your doctor to measure your cholesterol levels and evaluate your personal risk of cardiovascular disorders.

If you have questions about different pharmaceutical and natural treatments to lower your cholesterol levels, do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist. He will help you take control of your health.