Cholesterol is present in your blood thanks to the lipoproteins which transport it all over.
The low-density lipoproteins take cholesterol around the areas that actually need it.
Too much cholesterol determines a deposit into the arteries. This is the reason why this type of lipoproteins is called “bad cholesterol”.
On the other hand, high-density lipoproteins protect your organs from excessive cholesterol, taking it to the liver where it is transformed for other purposes.
These lipoproteins are called “good cholesterol”.
The main role of your arteries is to transport blood from your heart to the rest of your organs.
When there are too many low-density lipoproteins and only few high-density lipoproteins, there is a very high risk that your arteries develop cholesterol deposit, which isquite dangerous.
Why? Because there is the possibility that the blood circulation gets bl0cked, leading to a heart attack.
In other words, your heart muscle is seriously damaged.
If the blood flow is not restored quickly, a permanent heart disease or even death can appear.
In addition, your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen and the cells start to be damaged and die slowly.
This disorder is manifested through sudden numbness or weakness, but also difficulty in speaking, moving or even seeing.
High cholesterol levels can also affect your digestive system by producing bile imbalance and eventually gallstones.
As it blocks the blood circulation from your heart to the other organs of your body, a buildup of plaque in your arteries can also prevent the blood from reaching the kidneys or stomach.
This generally leads to intestinal ischemic syndrome manifested through vomiting, abdominal pain, bloody stools or nausea.