Not only food is the cause of cholesterol in your blood
The cholesterol in your blood comes from two sources: the foods you eat and your liver. Only about 20% comes from the foods you eat. For example, If you eat only 200 to 300 mg of cholesterol a day (one egg yolk), your liver will produce an additional 800 milligrams per day from raw materials such as fat, sugars, and proteins.
The role of cholesterol in your body is not all negative
Cholesterol also is needed to make vitamin D, hormones (including testosterone and estrogen), and fat-dissolving bile acids.
Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and triglyceride
LDL (bad) cholesterol
LDL cholesterol is considered the “bad” cholesterol, because it contributes to fatty buildups in arteries (atherosclerosis). This narrows the arteries and increases the risk for heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
HDL (good) cholesterol
HDL cholesterol can be thought of as the “good” cholesterol because a healthy level may protect against heart attack and stroke.
HDL carries LDL (bad) cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where the LDL is broken down and passed from the body. But HDL cholesterol doesn't completely eliminate LDL cholesterol. Only one-third to one-fourth of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in the body. They store excess energy from your diet.
A high triglyceride level combined with high LDL (bad) cholesterol or low HDL (good) cholesterol is linked with fatty buildups within the artery walls, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Cholesterol: How high is the high level?
Your good cholesterol level depends on your cardiovascular disease risk
High cholesterol : management
Ways to Improve your heart health
control co-morbidity disease such as hypertension and diabetes \
Being active, moderate level exercise regulary
Supplement/food for heart health co-enzyme Q10 , nutto , fish oil , vitamin K2 , Magnesium
cut down red meat
Alkaline diet ( be more vegetarian but low in omega 6 food )
Avoid unecessary calcium supplement
Statin ( lipid lowering drug ) possible side effects
Common side effects
Side effects can vary between different statins, but common side effects include:
feeling unusually tired or physically weak
digestive system problems, such as constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion or farting
low blood platelet count
Uncommon side effects
Uncommon side effects of statins include:
pins and needles
inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), which can cause flu-like symptoms
inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can cause stomach pain
skin problems, such as acne or an itchy red rash
sexual problems, such as loss of libido (reduced sex drive) or erectile dysfunction
Rare side effects
Rare side effects of statins include:
muscle weakness (myopathy)
loss of sensation or tingling in the nerve endings of the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy)
tendon problems (tendons are tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones)