• Usually the enzyme produced is responsible for cholesterol ester formation and high density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism, but in fish-eye disease the enzyme cannot esterify, or make the acid into an alkyl, cholesterol in HDL particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • The symptoms experienced in cholesterol embolism depend largely on the organ involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main problem is the distinction between cholesterol embolism and vasculitis (inflammation of the small blood vessels), which may cause very similar symptoms - especially the skin findings and the kidney dysfunction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Being overweight or having obesity raises your cholesterol level. (medlineplus.gov)
  • One, the Great Cholesterol Myth has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in history. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • These days it is easy to check your cholesterol level by taking a small blood sample for analysis. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • There is a blood test to measure your cholesterol level. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Your doctor will help decide when your child's cholesterol level should be checked. (kidshealth.org)
  • Your cholesterol level is determined partly by your genetic makeup and the saturated fat and cholesterol in the foods you eat. (healthcentral.com)
  • This is why it is so important that everyone over age 20 should have their blood cholesterol level measured every 5 years. (healthcentral.com)
  • Your doctor can measure your level with a blood sample taken from your finger or your arm and will confirm this result with a second test if your HDL is less than 40mg/dL or your Total Cholesterol is more than 200. (healthcentral.com)
  • Find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Until now, researchers believed that the level of total cholesterol was what mattered, and that HDL levels were only marginally important. (newscientist.com)
  • An inverse relationship was seen between cholesterol efflux capacity and carotid intima-media thickness both before and after adjustment for the HDL cholesterol level. (redorbit.com)
  • My LDL level is 132 and cholesterol is 210 and HDL is 63. (medhelp.org)
  • When your body has too much LDL cholesterol, the LDL cholesterol can build up on the walls of your blood vessels. (cdc.gov)
  • Cholesterol embolism (often cholesterol crystal embolism or atheroembolism, sometimes blue toe or purple toe syndrome or trash foot or warfarin blue toe syndrome) occurs when cholesterol is released, usually from an atherosclerotic plaque, and travels as an embolus in the bloodstream to lodge (as an embolism) causing an obstruction in blood vessels further away. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cholesterol is a waxy, fat -like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. (conservapedia.com)
  • If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood to form plaque. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits. (cdc.gov)
  • The plaque that builds up is a sticky substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cholesterol efflux capacity, an integrated measure of HDL function, is a direct calculation of the efficiency by which a person's HDL removes cholesterol from cholesterol-loaded macrophages (a type of white blood cell) -- the sort that accumulate in arterial plaque. (redorbit.com)
  • You can lower your cholesterol through heart-healthy lifestyle changes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • SPECIAL REPORT / New medicines soon expected to hit the European market will allow patients to lower their levels of bad cholesterol more substantially than is currently possible, opening new avenues for tackling heart diseases. (euractiv.com)
  • The habit of eating once or twice a day also reflects a stressful life with little control of one's daily activities, and many studies have shown that mental stress may rise the cholesterol concentration considerably (4). (bmj.com)
  • Even if the habit of eating frequently, or exercising regularly, or abstaining from smoking, or living a non-stressed life may lower the cholesterol concentration, there is no evidence either that this effect may influence the risk of cardiovascular disease by itself. (bmj.com)
  • The higher cholesterol concentration of the physically inactive, smoking and stressed individual may just be an innocent bystander telling that something is wrong. (bmj.com)
  • It is an excessive concentration of cholesterol what is harmful. (conservapedia.com)
  • Keys studied correlation between cardio-vascular diseases (CVD) and concentration of cholesterol in blood in people of 22 nations, but used for publication data from seven nations, only those whose data agreed with his hypothesis. (conservapedia.com)
  • Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is waxy and exists as small molecules within the human body. (news-medical.net)
  • This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help you make the lifestyle changes that will lower blood cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Furthermore, cholesterol embolism may develop after the commencement of anticoagulants or thrombolytic medication that decrease blood clotting or dissolve blood clots, respectively. (wikipedia.org)