Category: Heart Health

Cholesterol Disorder May Affect Millions of Unsuspecting Children and Adults

Cholesterol Disorder May Affect Millions of Unsuspecting Children and Adults

A Denton County woman is shining the spotlight on a cholesterol disorder that affects millions of Americans. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that causes cholesterol to skyrocket to levels not even common medications can handle. Wenter Blair Anderson, of Ponder, and her son, Christian, stay active and eat healthy, but no lifestyle change can...

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol

Apps to lower cholesterol – Having high cholesterol could significantly increase your risk of serious health conditions. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, the 10 apps listed below may help you lower it. Smartphone apps can help you to identify saturated fats in your diet and recommend more healthful alternatives that may contribute to...

What you need to know about cholesterol-lowering statins

What you need to know about cholesterol-lowering statins

Cholesterol-lowering statins HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE – Depending on the type and dosage, statin pills can be yellow, pink, white, green, buff, tan, brick red, orange or peach, and round, oblong, oval, elliptical or rectangular with rounded edges. But all the pills are prescribed to achieve the same result – lower cholesterol. Statins, or HMG-CoA reductase...

How to lower cholesterol

How to lower cholesterol

Easy food swaps to help lower your cholesterol Lowering your cholesterol levels is an integral part of overall heart health. Diet can go a long way in improving your cholesterol numbers, but many of us are unclear as to what foods to consume and which to avoid. A general rule is to avoid foods high...

Diet to lower cholesterol levels

Diet to lower cholesterol levels

IT’S not talked about as much as your blood pressure and sugar levels, but if it spirals out of control, high cholesterol levels can have detrimental effects on your health. But the good news is that there are foods that you can consume which will keep the levels under control. According to Dr Alfred Dawes,...

Normal Cholesterol Levels – The good and the bad about cholesterol

Normal Cholesterol Levels – The good and the bad about cholesterol

Normal Cholesterol Levels MOST people fear cholesterol, believing it is all bad. But new studies found that people actually need some cholesterol to be healthy. MediCard president and CEO Dr. Nicky Montoya says, “People cannot live without cholesterol. Health risks increase when there are worse than good cholesterol in the body.” Cholesterol is a naturally...

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