Cholesterolemia is the term for high cholesterol levels that can lead to serious cardiovascular disease and significantly reduce life expectancy.
Excess cholesterol can be deposited on the arterial walls, cause inflammation and therefore contribute to the development of arteriosclerosis. Various factors play a crucial role in hypercholesterolemia, which is why a holistic approach is recommended.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia can be a familial issue. Often, children and parents have similar cholesterol levels. If the parents have high cholesterol levels, the children should definitely undergo regular checks and take measures to protect the body from damage as a result of the high cholesterol.

Causes of Cholesterolemia

The main cause of high cholesterol levels is liver stress. This is mostly due to a lifestyle with an unbalanced diet, lack of physical activity, smoking, genetic predisposition and stress. Therefore, a lot can often be achieved by adjusting one’s own lifestyle habits.

However, cholesterol can also be increased due to various health complaints. For example, hidden inflammation (silent inflammation), hidden infectious diseases, chronic toxin exposure and various intestinal diseases can be a possible cause of compensatory elevated cholesterol levels. Such compensations should be detected and treated.

Treatment of Cholesterolemia

To relieve the metabolic burden, it is advisable to limit the consumption of processed foods, consume high-quality fats (omega-3 fatty acids) and ensure sufficient fibre. Moreover, the targeted use of endurance and strength training as well as regular walks has positive effects.

If you have a genetic predisposition or severely elevated blood lipid levels, the use of medication can also be useful. Statins, for example, inhibit the body’s own cholesterol production. Unfortunately, they often have serious side effects, which is why healthy alternatives should be favoured.

It is always important to find out the causes of cholesterolemia and treat the risk factors.
Some measures to normalise cholesterol levels are as follows:

Read more about this topic in the article: Lower cholesterol.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

The causal factors of a high cholesterol level should be taken into account during diagnosis and treatment with a specialised doctor. This is the only way to achieve lasting normalisation.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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