The next time you feel stressed, please note that you are risking an increase in cholesterol levels. Here are three ways in which stress impacts cholesterol: Stress, anger, and negative emotions impact your heart Well, your heart truly is a delicate organ. It leaps with joy when you are happy and it feels heavy as a stone when you are low. Stress, anger, and negative emotions make an impact on your heart. A Harvard medical school research states that the average risk of a heart attack increased, two hours after the outset of anger, by two to three times. Stress leads to depression In addition to anger and distress, psychologists also emphasize on feelings of depression and helplessness having a direct link with stress. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy and sad. Release of cortisol and destruction of HDL cholesterol Even when the cholesterol level is not high enough to obstruct the arteries, negative emotions make an impact. They cause the release of a biologically toxic chemical known as ‘cortisol.’ It causes a spasm in the arteries and cuts the blood flow to the heart muscle. The result is angina pain and at times … Continue reading 3 ways stress directly impacts your cholesterol levels →
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or danger. There could be many factors which could cause stress, such as family, work, relationships, illness, studies etc. When you get stressed a hormone called ‘cortisol’ is released in the body. Prolonged periods of continuous stress could lead to the build-up or increased level of cortisol in our system. This in turn can cause high cholesterol levels, a rise in triglycerides and blood pressure and thus increase one’s risk of suffering from heart problems. So if you’re feeling stressed out or if you suffer from high cholesterol levels, here are 3 simple ways to de-stress your mind and body to manage and control your cholesterol levels better! They are as follows: Meditation Soothing teas Exercise Meditation Practice 15-20 minutes of yoga or meditation every day. While doing this try to keep your mind blank and think of a beautiful scenery or a peaceful place which you would like to visit such as a waterfall or the mountains. Soothing teas Tea is loaded with L-theanine and healthy catechins, which are known to reduce anxiety and lower stress. Teas such as green tea, lemon grass tea or even chamomile … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways To Destress To Control Cholesterol Levels →
PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterized by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with PCOD have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and vitamins into your diet. However, the vitamin requirements of each woman suffering from PCOD may vary. It depends on one’s body type, medical background, genetic factors, and lifestyle. Based on these, our health experts at Health Total will give you a personalized food plan and treatment that not only works on your health disorder but also restores a balance in your body. If you suffer from PCOD, then here are 4 vitamins that our health experts recommend for you. Vitamin D Since it is often seen that vitamin D deficiency also affects women with PCOD, a regular supply of this vitamin helps decrease insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOD. Inositol Also known as vitamin B8, inositol improves the symptoms of PCOD and improves your ovulatory functions. Folic Acid Also known as Vitamin B9, folic acid is usually given with inositol to cure PCOD. When combined together, both … Continue reading 4 vitamins that help you fight PCOD →
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