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Cholesterol tests and why you should have them regularly

There are two cholesterol types: HDL and LDL. The LDL is the bad cholesterol which are normally associated with the build-up of fats in the arteries, and the HDL is the cholesterol which are considered to be the good ones that help in removing the excess cholesterol from the arteries, opening them up.  HDL is known to be happy cholesterol while the LDL is the lousy one according to women health screening Singapore.

If you end up having a lot of LDL or have little HDL, to circulate your blood, the cholesterol might combine with other substances in forming thick plagues thus increasing the risk of stroke and heart attack.

There are some people who tend to get higher cholesterol due to genetic factors, but the factors of lifestyle such as lack of physical activity and smoking might be the major culprit behind such a condition. And just with the high blood pressure, you might be unaware completely that you have this particular condition.

With high cholesterol, you will not have any symptoms. That is why, it is necessary that you get regular checkups, especially if there is a family history of stroke or heart disease.