High Cholestrol hyper lipidaemia Homeopathic Treatment

Keeping your Cardio vascular system healthy is a significant part of maintaining good quality of life. Our blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with chances of getting a heart disease. Cholesterol is an essential fatty substance made by the liver and is necessary for certain metabolic functions. Cholesterol itself is not harmful but when our bodies make too much cholesterol or too much is absorbed from the foods that we eat, it leads to the formation of plaque that accumulates in and blocks the arteries, as a result of which less blood and oxygen can get to the heart leading to a heart attack. Being insoluble in blood, cholesterol is circulated around the body with the help of protein carriers called lipoproteins
Today risk of heart attack has cautioned the world to control hyperlipidaemia – high level of lipids (fat or cholesterol or triglycerides) in blood. Obesity also blames hyperlipidaemia. Likewise, cholesterol or fat is now blamed for all sorts of problems from acne, ulcers, gall stones, heart diseases, vascular diseases, cerebrovascular disorders, impotency, deranged mental health, increased blood pressure, ulcers and even indigestion.

Cosmopolitan people prefer a lean body structure without any fatness. But no one can deny the Cholesterol need of fat for good structuring of our body and its functions. Fat is very essential and found everywhere in the body i.e. in the skin, nerves, tissues, other organs, blood, etc. It provides lots and lots of benefits for the body:

It covers our body like an insulating blanket (layer) and acts as the energy-giving heater. Emaciated persons, who have less fat covering, will usually have low body temperature and feel cold very easily.

It gives a cushioning effect to the body.

It is very essential for our body functions and health.

It acts as a reservoir of energy, more than sugar, i.e. Cholesterol stored fat may be utilised for 3-6 weeks in case of starvation or fasting. As they say, butter is better for longer trips.

It aids in absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K.

Fat metabolism is an alternative metabolism during lack of carbohydrates.

It is very essential for synthesis of hormones and bile salts.

It controls the water permeability of the skin cells, so it controls excess evaporation.

Lipid is essential for clotting, if platelet is deprived of it, blood will not coagulate.

Equal to its goodness, cholesterol in excess is harmful. Cholesterol itself is not harmful but Cholesterol becomes harmful when it gets oxidised by free radicals.

Cholesterol required for our body is usually sourced from foods (vegetable or animal) or can be synthesised in the liver. The excess intake of fats initially gets deposited in the adipose layer of the skin. Then, it is stored in the liver. The excess fat stored in the liver makes liver fatty and hard. It then gradually gets released in a sustained manner according to the requirements, if there is any. The rich sources of fat are the liver of sheep, beef, fish oils, meat, butter, ghee, nuts, seeds, grains, cereals and pulses. Continuous deposition of fat can cause weight gain.

All fat people will not have high cholesterol in blood, since obesity may be part of their constitution. Likewise, even a lean person can have high cholesterol level in blood. So, it is more concerned with mobilisation & utilisation of fat.

Commonly recognized types of High cholestrol or hyperlipidaemia :

Fats based on our foods intake are classified into two categories:

cholesterol,Saturated fats which are again classified as

Short chain fatty acids- somewhat easily digestible

Long chain fatty acids – hard to digest – animal fats

2) Unsaturated fats which are again classified as

Mono unsaturated fatty acids – very easily digestible – olive, corn oil and soya.

Poly unsaturated fatty acids – Essential fatty acids

The saturated fats are more dangerous than unsaturated fats.

Fats are stored in the body as triglycerides, phospholipids and chylomicrons and transported in the blood to various organs as

  •           LDL cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) is also known as bad cholesterol, due to its bad effect on the heart. This LDL cholesterol contains the highest amount of cholesterol and gets deposited on the walls of the arteries and makes blood vessels hard and narrow.
  •           HDL cholesterol (high density lipoprotein) is also named as good cholesterol since it is good for the heart. It contains the highest amount of protein and can remove the fat deposits from the arteries and bring them back to the liver.
  •           VLDL cholesterol (very low density lipoprotein) is the highest amount of triglycerides and is the smallest mass of lipoproteins produced by the liver from carbohydrates. Then it is carried to other tissues for storage.

Total cholesterol is the sum of LDL + HDL + VLDL.


Triglycerides are a form of neutral fats which is the usual form of storage.

Phospholipids are the lipoproteins which is very essential for functions of cell membrane

Chylomicrons are protein coated small fat droplets which are produced by the intestines, during and after meals. They are carried as milky white fluid by lymph vessels for circulation.

High Cholestrol diagnosis for finding hyper lipidaemia

Nowadays, cholesterol level and triglycerides levels are checked more cautiously, cholesterol,htm clip image008 Cholesterol due to higher incidence of heart attacks. Even without any symptoms or complaints, most people opt for routine yearly master health check-ups after the age of 40. Also, a check-up during high BP or diabetes often reveals high levels of cholesterol in blood. Once the blood shows a high level of cholesterol, it should be thoroughly investigated by a lipid profile. This blood test should be done after 12 hours of fasting. Further to rule out heart involvement, ECG must be analysed to care for the heart.

LIPID PROFILE – Normal expected levels are

Serum total cholesterol – 150 – 240mg/dl – better to have below 200mg/dl

Serum triglycerides – 70 – 150 mg / dl – better to have below 130mg/dl

Serum HDL cholesterol – 30 -70 mg / dl – better to have above 50mg/dl

Serum LDL cholesterol – 70 -130 mg / dl – better to have below 100mg/dl

Serum VLDL cholesterol – 20 – 40 mg / dl – better to have below 30mg/dl

LDL/HDL ratio – 2.5 – 4.0 – better to have below 3.0

High Cholestrol causes leads to hyper lipidaemia

Mostly diet and heredity control lipid levels. So, the primary cause may be due to overeating or familial condition. The secondary causes are due to diseases like diabetes, hypothyroidism, alcohol addiction, Bloodfailure, gall bladder diseases, etc. Other factors have fewer influences.

Familial – High cholesterol, like diabetes, hypertension, etc., is often found to run in families. Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited tendency to develop atherosclerosis and heart attacks in a young age. Also, the chances of risk are more when both parents have high cholesterol.

Age – As age advances, everyone retires and takes rest with good meal, which tends to increase cholesterol levels. Also, naturally, there is a tendency to have raised value of cholesterol as age advances. After the age of 40, the incidence is more common and after 60, it is found to be higher. Males suffer more commonly than females but after the menopausal age, they suffer equally.

Diet – Food rich in saturated fats will raise the bad cholesterol level in the blood. For example – meat, chicken, egg, oil, etc.

Habits of smoking, drinking, sedentary work can also raise cholesterol levels.

cholestrol causes

  •   Altered Oestrogen levels may increase LDL Cholesterol levels in women during Pregnancy and Post-menopausal.
  •        Smoking, alcohol and sedentary lifestyle can also raise cholesterol levels.
  •        Being overweight may be the cause but all fat people will not have high cholesterol in blood, as obesity may be part of their constitution. Likewise, even a lean person can have high cholesterol level in blood. So, it is more   concerned with mobilization & utilization of fat.
  •        Certain diseases like Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Bloodfailure, Gall bladder diseases, etc. are also known to raise Cholesterol levels.

Complications: Excess Cholesterol deposits in the blood vessels cause hardening of arteries, which will be the main reason or cause for hypertension (by narrowing the blood vessels), ischemic heart disorders (by blocking the coronary arteries), stroke, can also complicate diabetes, ulcers, gall stones, impotency, and even indigestion.


Self care measure for Hypercholestrol or high lipid level

  •              Exercise regularly and reduce weight. Doing exercise regularly will keep LDL cholesterol at low level and HDL cholesterol at high level, which is good for the heart.
  •              Avoid Smoking and Alcohol.
  •              Avoid saturated fats and high cholesterol foods like meat, cakes, pastries, cookies, nuts, milk products, butter, ghee, sugary and fried foods.
  •              Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, cereals, pulses and grains. 
  •              Using garlic in food is considered as traditional medicine for controlling cholesterol.
  •              Fenugreek seeds can decrease LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol levels. This is due to the high fiber content of the seed and its effect on reducing intestinal absorption of cholesterol.
  •              Use monosaturated oils such as olive or canola oil.

Hence to have a low risk of heart disease, by maintaining normal cholesterol levels, good cardiovascular function and a healthy circulatory system consider Constitutional Homeopathic treatment along with certain lifestyle changes. This will maintain your lipid levels to:

  •              LDL less than 130 mg/dl.
  •              HDL greater than 40 mg/dl in men and 50 mg/dl in women.
  •              Total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dl.
  •              Triglycerides less than 200 mg/dl.


 self care measure of cholestrol

  • Do’s

    Regular exercise and reduce weight. Doing exercise regularly will keep LDL cholesterol at low level and HDL cholesterol at high level, which is good for the heart.


    Smoking and drinking

    Saturated fats and cholesterol foods like meat, chicken, eggs, cakes, pastries, cookies, milk products and fried foods

    Nuts containing saturated fatty acids in large doses

    Using coconut oil and palm oil for cooking and try to use mono unsaturated fatty acids like safflower oil, corn oil, mustard oil, olive oil, etc.

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    Omega 3 unsaturated fatty acids supplements or use oil which contains it

    Plenty of vegetables, fruits, cereals, pulses and grains

    Regular treatment for high BP, heart disorders and diabetes

Homoeopathic Treatment for High Cholestrol

 Hyperlipidaemia is supposed to be a constitutional disease, so treatment also should be constitutional. If the cause is secondary, treatment should be aimed at the causative factor. Normal levels can be surely claimed and maintained if the treatment is started earlier. Treatment should be followed for quite a long time to treat hyperlipidaemia. Unlike other systems of medicine, which are toxic in nature during continuous usage, drugs used in Homeopathy are safe and offer betterment without any side-effects. Discover health and happiness with peace of mind and proper treatment. In Homeopathy, medicines are selected constitutionally according to the patient and his symptoms. Like all other system of medicines, in Homeopathy also, medicines are given second importance only compared to diet and exercises.

Homeopathic approach to controlling High Blood Cholesterol: High blood cholesterol is supposed to be a constitutional disease, so treatment also should be constitutional. Normal levels can be absolutely attained and maintained if Homeopathic treatment is started earlier. Unlike other systems of medicine, which are toxic in nature during continuous usage, drugs used in Homeopathy are safe, natural and without any side-effects. In Homeopathy, medicines are highly individualized to the patient and this will help lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raise HDL cholesterol, inhibit the formation of plaque, lower high blood pressure, detoxify the body and also enhance your immunity system. Homeopathic remedies can help maintain cardiovascular function and a healthier circulatory system. People on multiple medications can safely take Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic drugs are non-habit forming and have no addictive characteristics. Homeopathy has an exceptional proven safety record with the FDA with 200 years of clinical effectiveness. Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive and easy to take and are regulated by the FDA and prepared according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopia of the United States.

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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