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High Cholesterol


What is High Cholesterol?

High cholesterol is a health condition that occurs when there is an increased level of (lipids) fats in the blood due to metabolic disorders. This is predominantly affecting those individuals who are having a low liver function or reduced thyroid movement. It may also transpire to individuals whose diet is very kaphagenic.

There are two types of cholesterol, HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) and LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein). HDL is often called “Good” cholesterol and LDL is called “Bad” Cholesterol. So, the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL is more important than the overall cholesterol level in your body.

What are the Symptoms of Cholesterol?

This condition has no such symptoms. It can only be detected by a blood test. A physician may suggest you keep your cholesterol checked frequently if you are overweight or if you have high blood pressure. Also, it is advised to check your cholesterol regularly if you smoke a lot.

What are the Causes of Cholesterol?

There can be various causes of High Cholesterol. If you are suffering from certain medical conditions, you may develop this condition. Medical conditions like HIV, Hypothyroidism, Lupus, or chronic kidney disease. However, Cholesterol levels can get exacerbated by some kinds of medicines for other health problems like cancer, acne, high blood pressure, HIV, etc.

When to see a Doctor?

The normal level of cholesterol is between 160 and 190. So, if your cholesterol level is within that bracket, no need to worry. Just in case you have a higher level than recommended, you should immediately reach out to your doctor. Because the high cholesterol level can create many health issues like cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, stroke, and heart problems. It is advised to keep your Cholesterol level checked every 5 years as there won’t be any symptoms which makes it hard to find out. However, if you are obsessed or over the age of 65 then checking the cholesterol level annually is advised.

Lifestyle Prevention of Cholesterol

Some healthy changes to your lifestyle can help you prevent this condition. Keeping your body weight under control is one of the most important things when It comes to preventing high cholesterol. So, keep a watch on your diet and opt for more vegetables and fruit-based diets and avoid animal fats. Smoking is also one of the key factors for having high cholesterol levels. So quit smoking. Also, try to minimize sweet intake as much as possible. Try to add hot water and honey to your diet which will help you cut fat and keep your cholesterol level under control. Working out daily is good for keeping yourself healthy so that is also important for preventing this condition. Try to do walking or add some cardio and Yoga to your daily workout routine. Yoga postures like shoulder stand, peacock, cobra, spinal twist, and sun saluting help in preventing many ailments including this one.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Cholesterol

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Garlic | Clove | Ginger | Cinnamon | Trikatu herbal mix | Shilajit | Chitrak | Katuki
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not known.
Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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