GENERAL MISCONCEPTION OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL

Most of the persons come to me and say

“I have high cholesterol disease and am on medication from so many years.

How do you reverse back my high cholesterol disease. First question I always ask “ Why are you scared of high cholesterol? They say “ If our cholesterol remains high we can have heart attack.” I just realized that most of the persons have misconception that high cholesterol is mainly linked to heart attack.

First of all I would like to make it clear that high cholesterol is not a diseases, it is just a symptom that can be corrected easily. You don’t have to take medicine for the rest of your life.
Most of the persons do believe that they can reduce the risk of heart attack by taking cholesterol lowering drugs. Which is absolutely wrong. Research has shown that these drugs don’t reduce the risk of heart attack but can add more diseases in your body.

They are dangerous when you take them and even more dangerous if you stop them all of a sudden. Once you start taking them, your body becomes addicted to these drugs. That is the reason you need to take these drugs for the rest of your life. Let me explain how. They have the great tendency to damage your liver and become the store house of multiple diseases.

FACTS ABOUT HIGH CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol is present naturally in your body. Depends upon our genetic programming, some people produce more cholesterol than others. Cholesterol is in your blood is harmless and in fact is healthy. It is really required in our body to make all organs function normally.

It gives good cushion to your nerves and protects them. You absolutely need good cholesterol in your diet. It does not matter how much cholesterol you have in your body.

Main concern is how much cholesterol has been clogged in your arteries a disease known as atherosclerosis. And let me explain clogging arteries does not happen over night.

It takes years to clog arteries. It is faster if artery is damaged or has inflammation.

Measuring cholesterol does not determined whether your arteries are clogged or not. For that you need a separate test that is not expensive.

YOUNGER GENERATION HAVING CLOGGED ARTERIES

Depends upon genetic make up, some people has more tendency to clog the arteries than others. Environmental factors play a big role in it. As we age our arteries start hardening and clogging. The reason for clogging arteries for younger generation is different than elders.

MAIN REASONS FOR HEART DISEASES AND HEART ATTACK

Abnormality in any of the three main categories ultimately increase the risk:

  • Increased inflammation that caused by oxidized LDL cholesterol
  • Increased blood thickness from fibrin and blood clumping
  • Degenerating and weakening of heart muscles at genetic level