Friday, November 20, 2009

On the Research on Acute Hypercholesterolemia

Admittedly, we all know that cholesterol would cause blockade of blood vessels and causes the lumen to become smaller, causing some obstruction if the deposits of the cholesterol on the wall of the vessels is thick enough, a condition called atherosclerosis. So, as a complication to that, the tissues that failed to receive blood supply distal to the blockade would undergo hypoxia or worse still infarction. Just like what we have always knew happened in heart attack, or what the medies call myocardial infarction.

I found something on what acute hypercholesterolemia could do. Experiments were carried out on animals to see what a sudden surge of cholesterol in the body could do to a person.

And the conclusions would be of course what we have already known, the increasing risk of, worst case scenario, heart attack.

But human beings are always so ever stubborn. Never listen to advice. Never want to take precautions. Never want to prevent. And when the complications finally take place, they regret.

Stupid right?

9 Jujus:

manglish said...

it is the "it will never happen to me" mindset =P

[SK] said...

..and still mountain loads of prawns and oysters!! :D

TZ said...

scare scare ... no more YUEN for the rest of the days ... aiyo i'm feeling dizzy now... and difficult to breathe too... am i having heart attack?

Susan said...

Its pretty hard to practice healthy life style especially when we are tempted all the time by the oil, fatty fried food which is easily accessible anytime and anywhere.

But at least doing exercise to burn off the extra calories is a way to fight this.

L M said...

Poor rabbits.. kena sacrificed just to prove that cholesterol block vessels.

Medie007 said...

manglish, that needed to be changed!

[SK], poor prawns and oyster...

TZ, no more YUEN? is this your pledge? :P difficult to breath ah? got any chest pain not? hahaha. dizzy and shortness of breath could be heart problem wor... :P

Medie007 said...

Susan, yalor yalor! no matter how hard we try, temptations of good food are just too great. that's why there's more and more slimming centres! but then again, it won't help cuz it just doesn't work out that way. lol but am happy to hear u're exercising! :D

LM, still need something to experiments on for the benefit of humankind ma. say some grace for them lor. Amitabha...

Gratitude said...

I just get all worked up thinking of the mouth-to-mouths ....... but not in ICU lar! hehe
+Ant+

Medie007 said...

wah gratitude, just had some unforgetable sexcapade ah?