We always hear about high cholesterol when discussing around the topic of senior and elderly health, but what exactly is cholesterol and how having a high level can affect our health? To understand its effects, we must first know how cholesterol work within our bodies. According to the NIH Senior Health Page, cholesterol is a waxy/fat-like substance produced by the liver, circulates throughout the body in the bloodstream to help make hormones, digest food, and allow cells in the body to work properly. However, if the cholesterol level is too high, buildup of cholesterol called plaque can occur. For seniors and elderly, the advanced age means the higher chances and longer period for plaque to grow, thus possibly leading to diseases such as artherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, angina, and heart attack. An important thing to note is that there are no symptoms for simply having high cholesterol, so knowing your cholesterol number is vital to preventing heart diseases.
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