Cholesterol is a type of fat that our body requires to carry out many functions, including the manufacturing of hormones and vitamin D, and the supporting of the digestive process.
Two types of cholesterol are present in our bodies. High density lipoprotein (HDL), otherwise known as "the good cholesterol," helps to avoid the formation of the deposits which can accumulate in our arteries leading to heart attacks and strokes. It does this by moving "the bad cholesterol" to our liver, which in turn, metabolizes the bad cholesterol. Maintaining a healthy amount of HDL is very important for our health. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is the one we really need to watch out for, as this type of cholesterol is the one that attaches itself to arterial walls leading to arteriosclerosis, a serious condition that hardens our arteries. The accumulation of fatty substances blocks our arterial walls, and over time, can lead to many complications, the most significant being an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Ayurvedic treatment for high cholesterol entails the use of herbal remedies that have been used for centuries and have been proven to be highly effective, as well as lifestyle and dietary changes along with increased physical activity.*
*Remember, do not stop taking prescription medications or alter dosages without first consulting your Medical Doctor.
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