Hypercholesterolemia ( High Cholesterol )

Hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol in the body can cause some serious medical conditions. Cholesterol is a type of fat present in the blood and has an important function in the body. Cholesterol has been classified into high-density cholesterol and low-density cholesterol as per the density. High-density cholesterol is said to be cardioprotective, while low-density cholesterol if present in excess quantities may cause coronary blockages. A patient is said to have high cholesterol when the low-density cholesterol levels are high than required.

Causes of Hypercholesterolemia

Consumption of high level of saturated fats presents in meats, dairy products, chocolate, fried and processed foods are responsible for increased cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is also linked with genetic factors, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, lack of physical activity and few medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, nephrotic syndrome, fatty liver, obstructive jaundice etc

Symptoms of Hypercholesterolemia

In most cases, high cholesterol remains unnoticed, until a coronary blockage and heart attack occurs. The high cholesterol levels damage the arteries and narrow the blood flow leading to serious complications. This can cause few symptoms including:

  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • extreme fatigue
  • shortness of breath
  • pain in the neck, jaw, upper abdomen, or back
  • numbness or coldness in extremities

The best way to check on the cholesterol level is to conduct a blood test. Those who are overweight, heart disease and other medical conditions are recommended to do a cholesterol check every 6 months to ensure safety.

Ayurvedic Treatment for High Cholesterol

According to Ayurveda, Hypercholesterolemia is a perfect example of accumulation of toxins in the body channels. Impaired digestion at the tissue level produces excess toxins (ama) that get accumulated and creates a block in the channels. Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital's treatment plan focuses on dietary recommendations along with treatment procedures that balance the overall fat metabolism in the body. The treatment plan aims to treat the root cause of the elevated cholesterol levels and includes massages and ayurvedic decoctions for balancing body and to eliminate the toxins from the channels and restore the digestive fire.

The treatment plans are customized as per the patient health condition and include cleansing techniques like Panchakarma and powder massage (udwarthana) for the proper conversion of fat in the body. Herbal medications are administered that are produced from herbs that have natural cholesterol-lowering power and to improve the immunity and strength of the body. During the treatment period, proper diet plans are recommended that includes foods that are easy to digest and absorb by the body. Regular physical activities including Yoga asanas are recommended to improve the blood circulation through the body channels and aids in proper digestion and excretion.

At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we provide safe and effective treatment methods with custom prepared treatment plan and lifestyle modification to reduce and maintain proper levels of high density and low-density cholesterol levels in the body. To know more treatment procedures for high cholesterol, book an appointment now.

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