A new test has been found out to determine the risk of heart attack and stroke. The new test measures the level of the nearby ceramides.
There are also cholesterol tests among the routine health checks of many adults. However, there is now a better test to determine the risk of heart attack and stroke. The new test measures the level of the nearby ceramides. Ceramides are cholesterol-like oils but are biologically highly active as opposed to cholesterol.
According to the news in America’s Voice, Specialist Dr. Jeff Meeusen says that ceramides allow the passage of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as bad cholesterol, into the vascular wall. Ceramides begin to form plaques as they pass on the vein wall. This process tightens and narrows the veins and increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.
The ceramide test will determine if your heart attack or stroke risk is high in the coming years despite the fact that your LDL level is very low now.
Specialists state that the patients, having the risk of heart attack or stroke, can protect their health by using statin drugs to reduce the risk of heart attack by 40 percent. Lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Meeusen says that patients feel the consequences of their lifestyle changes within only six weeks, which is encouraging them to pay attention to their health.