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Hypercholesterolemia – Nutrition as a Remedy

Becoming one of the top 5 morbidities worldwide in the last century, and upon the fact of being one of the most common diseases that can be prevented and also reversed using natural, healthy, and nutrition tips.

Here we are today starting our 1st article about Hypercholesterolemia – the elevated blood cholesterol level, that can impact any of us.

Simply what’s Hypercholesterolemia?

It’s high cholesterol blood level.
It is a form of hyperlipidemia, high blood lipids, and hyperlipoproteinemia (elevated levels of lipoproteins in the blood).
Cholesterol is a waxy material, when its levels spikes in blood, it can cause you many problems by developing fatty deposits in your blood vessels, Eventually, restricting blood flow, which means atherosclerosis, or it can dislodge, causing clots leads to strokes or heart attacks.

A concept you need to be enlightened with:

LDL is bad cholesterol
HDL is good and our friend cholesterol.
Saturated fats are usually hard at room temperature, such as in butter, Unsaturated fats are liquid, like olive oil.

What causes Hypercholesterolemia?

  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Faulty dietary habits.
  • Unhealthy lifestyle; including; sedentary lifestyle, high saturated fats food intake, smoking, and unhealthy diet.
  • Obesity.
  • Diabetes.
  • Aging

Impacts of hypercholesterolemia on your body?

  • Cholesterol is waxy materials that stick to the inner wall of the arteries, causing narrowing of the blood vessel, atherosclerotic plaques, and disturbance of the circulation.
  • Disturbance of the circulation can be manifested as fatigue, body aches, lack of concentration, weak memory, or others.
  • Unfortunately, a part of the atherosclerotic plaque can be dislodged anywhere in your circulation,
    Can go to your brain, causing a stroke,
    Or your heart, causing a heart attack,
    Or to your lung, causing a pulmonary embolism,
    Or to your limbs, causing DVT.
  • And those sequences, unfortunately, can end up with either disabilities, deaths, or life-long comorbidities.
  • That’s why it’s so important to know how to prevent the elevated blood cholesterol level, or how to reverse it if you already have hypercholesterolemia.

The danger lies in, that most of the patients may not manifest any symptoms till the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, or one of its complications; which are a life-threatening one.
That’s why we are here spreading healthy and nutritional education about how to reverse high blood cholesterol levels.

Scope on faulty dietary habits:

This is a simple idea about the main faulty dietary habits that would lead to elevated blood cholesterol levels.

  • Eating high levels of saturated fats: Red meat, fatty cuts of meat, full-fat dairy products
  • Eating high levels of trans fats: In processed and Commercially baked cookies, crackers, microwave popcorn
  • Fried fast food
  • Takeaway food: Such as burgers, pizza, etc.
  • Coconut oils
  • Butter

Follow us in the next articles, because we will talk in detail about how to prevent hypercholesterolemia, and how to lower high blood cholesterol levels naturally, and nutritionally.

Written by:
Dr. Nour Hassan – Known as Dr Pinky Winky
A General practitioner and a Clinical Nutritionist
And a part of Chef Marc St.Omer Team

References:
Mayoclinic.com
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
health.harvard.edu
Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Oxford Handbook for the foundation programme, 4th Edition.

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