Cholesterol is an essential lipid that helps your body function properly. It has many functions including helping your glands make hormones, your liver to produce bile, and your cells to maintain their structural integrity. However, too much of certain types of cholesterol exposes you to a number of health risks, namely atherosclerosis, which can lead to heart attacks.
You can lower your cholesterol levels by certain lifestyle changes like:
- Heart-healthy diets promote fruits, vegetables,whole grains, and legumes and limit foods high in sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. Vegetable shortening and any item made with hydrogenated oil ,white rice,white bread, soft drinks, and baked goods contains trans fat and should be avoided.
- Eat a fiber rich diet: oatmeal,beans , barley, peas,apples are good source of fiber
- Opt for olive oil instead of butter or ghee
- Spices like cinnamon,pepper, garlic, ginger increase the good cholestrol
Losing weight can help bring your good cholesterol up and your bad cholesterol down.
Moderate activity like brisk walking can also help lower triglycerides,while vigorous exercise like running can boost HDL.
Giving up cigarettes can increase a person’s“good” HDL by 4 mg/dL, on average. HDL helps clear the body of artery-clogging “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Increase good cholesterol and keep bay your stress.
Drug therapy tends to affect cholesterol levels more quickly, So if your doctor feels it’s important to get your cholesterol down immediately, he or she will likely opt for medication. There are several different types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Homoeopathy has many medicines to combat cholestrol by lowering its level as well has power to dissolve the cholestrol deposits. some of medicines are:
- Baryta mur
- Aurum met
- Allium sativa
- Crataegus oxy
- Fel tauri