Cholesterol is often misinterpreted as a scary thing in the medical world. It’s deemed as a danger to our health but what if we told you that it’s actually helpful? High cholesterol actually isn’t even a disease, it’s often actually a symptom of another issue.
In this episode, we’re discussing cholesterol. There are a lot of misconceptions about cholesterol and the vital role it plays in our body and organs’ functions. Dr. Carling is explaining why you don’t want to get your cholesterol too low, the myths about HDLs and LDLs, and what is actually a bigger concern than cholesterol when it comes to your health.
What’s in this episode:
- Why cholesterol is a protective mechanism of your body
- What cholesterol actually is and what it means if its “normal”
- Why triglyceride levels are more concerning than cholesterol
- The functions that need cholesterol to run in your body
- What you need to know about HDLs and LDLs
- Drugs that are used for lowering cholesterol
- Advice for people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs
- The dangers of low cholesterol