Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia
Cholesterol is a type of fat-like substance present in the blood and plays an important function in the body. The word Hypercholesterolemia indicates ‘high quality of cholesterol in the blood. It is a form of ‘high blood lipids’ and high levels of LDL in the blood may be a result of obesity, diet, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and familial hypercholesterolemia (genetic disease). In other terms, this condition can be called Dyslipidaemia.
Causes of Hypercholesterolemia:
The condition of Hypercholesterolemia is usually a combined effect of genetic and environmental factors:
The environmental causes include stress, overweight, unhealthy diet, addiction to alcohol, smoking, eating foods that are rich in saturated fats, sedentary lifestyle.
Familial Hypercholesterolemia: It affects about 1 in every 500 individuals.
Some of the medications that make the cholesterol levels fluctuate, such as:
Hormonal birth control, Beta-blockers, Diuretics, Steroids, etc.
Some of the medical problems can also affect the levels of Hypercholesterolemia, such as:
- Chronic kidney diseases
- Multiple myeloma
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
Symptoms of Hypercholesterolemia:
In most cases, high cholesterol remains unnoticed. In chronic conditions, the high levels of cholesterol damage the arteries and narrow the blood flow which leads to serious complications, such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pain
- Extreme weakness and fatigue
- Pain in the upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or back
- Coldness and numbness in extremities
Ayurvedic View of Hypercholesterolemia:
Hypercholesterolemia is the deposition of unhealthy or bad fats in the blood vessels leading to multiple symptoms and is come under the category of Medo Roga. Though circulating bad cholesterol can be a part of medo vriddhi and can be considered as the premonitory condition of Medo-roga (Hypercholesterolemia). In chronic conditions, atherosclerosis occurs in the blood vessels caused by the accumulation of cholesterol and can lead to serious damage to the heart and brain.
Causes of Hypercholesterolemia according to Ayurveda:
According to Ayurveda, agnimandhya (low digestion fire) and ajeerna (indigestion) are the main factors responsible for the formation of ama. Ama is defined as the intermediate products of immature essence of food formed after digestion of food. This ama keeps circulating in the blood and being sticky it obstructs all the channels of transportation. Further, it blocks various tissues and impairs their natural functioning and when the ama is associated with dhatus (tissues), doshas, and mala (excreta), it impairs their functioning and leads to the multiple symptoms.
Symptoms of Hypercholesterolemia according to Ayurveda:
The following symptoms or Lakshans are observed in the patient having high cholesterol:
- Ashaktaha sarva karmasu (inability to do any work)
- Daurbalaya (loss of strength, extreme weakness, and fatigue)
- Javoparodha (breathlessness)
Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia from Deep Ayurveda:
According to Ayurveda, impaired digestion at the tissue level produces ama (toxins) that get accumulated and create a block in the channels. Along with the Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia, a person needs to focus on dietary recommendations to balance the overall fat metabolism in the body. The Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia focuses to treat the root cause of high cholesterol levels and includes Ayurvedic decoctions for balancing the body to eliminate the toxins from the body and restore the normal functioning of the digestive fire.
In the package of Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia, herbal ingredients are administrated that are produced from herbs that have a natural tendency in lowering high cholesterol and improving the functioning of the organs. Deep Ayurveda provides effective and safe treatment with custom lifestyle modifications to reduce and maintain proper levels of high density and low-density cholesterol levels in the body. The medicine detail for Hypercholesterolemia is given below:
Livclear Capsule: The livclear capsule contains such Ayurvedic key ingredient that helps in managing liver disorders and reverses any damage caused to the liver due to its hepatoprotective, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. The herbs such as klamegh, katuki reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood. Livclear capsule can be recommended as the safe and best medicine for Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia as it also prevents lipid peroxidation that can lead to the damage of blood vessels.
Virog Tablet: The tablet helps in reducing cholesterol levels by improving the metabolism of the body. It reduces the inflammation of blood vessels, which is the primary cause of developing atherosclerosis and the accumulation of cholesterol plaque in the blood vessels. It helps in lowering total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol), and levels of triglycerides in the blood while increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. Its key ingredients improve metabolism by reducing ama (toxic) and flushing out the toxins from the body. The herbal ingredients of virog tablet are rich in deepan (appetizer), pachan (digestive), and Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties thus working as the best formulation for the Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia.
Obesit Capsule: Obesit capsule helps in reduces bad cholesterol, increases metabolism, reduces triglycerides levels, and thereby helps in weight loss. The presence of potent bioactive constituents washes out the excess unwanted fluids and harmful toxins from the body and maintains healthy body weight. The composition of the obesit capsule effectively works in reducing the associated symptoms and prevents a person from further complications.
Healthy Diet and Lifestyle activities:
A healthy diet and lifestyle activities play an important role in our physical and mental health status. Various health problems can be prevented or managed by following healthy diet and lifestyle activities. Along with the Ayurvedic treatment of Hypercholesterolemia, a person needs to be followed the below-mentioned points:
- A person needs to follow a Kapha-pacifying routine and a healthy nutritious food that helps to reduce cholesterol including whole grains, fiber from vegetables, and fruits.
- Yoga asana and Surya namaskar are very effective in managing high cholesterol and help overcome the associated symptoms of high cholesterol.
- Kapalbhati Pranayam stimulates the abdominal organs, improves the functioning of the digestive system, and helps in the elimination of toxins from the body.
- Includes healthy protein-rich foods (such as seafood and fish), legumes (lentils and beans), nuts, and seeds.
- Healthy oil and fats should be used for cooking, such as soybean, sunflower, olive, sesame, and peanut oils.
- Strictly avoid processed foods, fatty, cheese, yogurt, or high-fat milk, and need to minimize the consumption of cold drinks, fast foods, sour, and sweets.
- Using the appropriate quantity of soaked Almonds and walnut daily helps control cholesterol.
- Alcoholism or smoking should be strictly avoided.
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