Cardiovascular Strengthening Program

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels which lead into myocardial infarction, paresis, paralysis, kidney disease, etc.

These disorders are potentially resulted from a long accumulation of high blood sugar or high cholesterol. Without a proper treatment, the factors will cause arteries to become narrowed and hardened.

What is Dyslipidemia?

Dyslipidemia refers to the excess level of cholesterol in our blood consisting of 2 types of lipids:

  • Cholesterol is divided into High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) which is called “good” cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol. The levels of cholesterol are different depending on the foods you consume, yet in some people a high cholesterol level is due to genetic traits. Also, it is suggested that LDL in normal people should not be higher than 160 mg/dL.
  • Triglycerides are a type of lipid synthesized by the liver and the small intestine. The lipid also comes from foods and some illnesses relating to metabolic syndrome such as obesity, diabetes, kidney diseases, alcohol consumption, and medications influencing triglyceride levels. A healthy range of triglycerides is less than 150 mg/dL.

Excessive accumulation of lipids causes those fatty material deposited on the walls of blood vessels which will be narrowed or blocked eventually. Blocked blood flow can result in various diseases, especially heart and vascular diseases, paresis, paralysis, and becoming a fatal condition.

Causesof Dyslipidemia

  • Food malnutrition including consuming foods high in fat or sugar.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Genetic disorders.
  • Relating diseases: obesity, diabetes, hypothyroid, etc.
  • Prolonged use of medications: diuretics drugs andbirth control pills.
  • Regular alcohol consumption.
  • Cigarette smoking.

Symptoms of Dyslipidemia

Normally, dyslipidemia rarely shows symptom as it is often diagnosed during a blood test detecting each type of lipids. Anyhow, without a proper therapy, dyslipidemia potentially leads to pancreatitis causing pain in abdomen. Also, in long term it can cause stroke, paralysis, or myocardial infarction.

Chevala offers therapy programs reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and dyslipidemia.