June 2022

Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol Levels

By Parul Dube

Through this article, we discuss everything that you should know about cholesterol.

There are two types of cholesterols,  HDL cholesterol  LDL cholesterol.  They are separated into two parts as per the rate of lipoproteins.

Types of Cholesterol

What Causes High or Abnormal Cholesterol Levels?

Several factors may hamper cholesterol levels in your body. Age Diet Weight Medical Condition/Diseases Menopause Medications Genes Lifestyle

Ways to Lower Cholesterol Levels

Monounsaturated Fats

A monounsaturated fat-rich diet has a positive impact on cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fat maintains blood cholesterol by lowering LDL cholesterol.

Omega-3 Rich Diet

It also lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the body. As a result, it reduces the risk of coronary heart diseases and heart strokes.

Weight Loss

Weight loss can provide a substantial benefit in controlling cholesterol. It can also help in increasing HDL cholesterol while lowering LDL cholesterol.

Restrict Smoking

Smoking cigarettes can lead to harmful coronary disease because it disturbs the handling of cholesterol by the body.

Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Excess consumption of alcohol can cause heavy damage to the liver and decrease HDL cholesterol levels.

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Plant Sterols and Stanols

Plant sterols and stanols are cholesterol derived from plants. It is similar to cholesterol which gets absorbed through the diet

Risks Associated with High Cholesterol Levels

Coronary Disease

Several coronary diseases may result from high cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels lead to plaque accumulation on the walls of arteries, resulting in further narrowing of arteries.

High Blood Pressure

High cholesterol levels cause high blood pressure. In addition, when the arteries narrow down, the heart’s blood flow to other organs gets difficult.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a disease of blood vessels. It generally affects the blood vessels indirectly connected with the heart and brain.

Kidney Failure

High cholesterol levels cause plaque build-up in the blood vessels connected with kidneys that lower blood supply, resulting in shrinking and scarring.


An aneurysm is also a cause of sudden death. A lump develops in the inner lining of weakened blood vessels, which results in the bursting of blood vessels.


A stroke occurs when the arteries get blocked and leave no space for the blood to pass to the brain. Restricted blood flow to the part of the brain causes a stroke.

Abdominal Cramps

Cholesterol accumulation in the liver and spleen results in the enlargement of the liver and spleen. That causes stress on the abdominal cavity, leading to abdominal pain.


In addition, you should eliminate smoking and drinking alcohol. That can exceptionally help you manage cholesterol levels in the body. You should also follow an active lifestyle.


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