Cholesterol is a sterol (a combination steroid and alcohol) and a lipid found in the cell membranes of all body tissues, and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. Cholesterol has been classified into Low density lipoprotein (LDL) fraction and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) fraction.

Why should one bother about high cholesterol?

An excess of cholesterol can build up in the bloodstream and accumulate on the walls of arteries. The high levels of LDL are responsible for clogging the arteries by plaque formation and result in some major ailments such as coronary heart diseases, stroke, and heart attack, along with symptoms of chest pain, dizziness, abdominal pain, fatigue and difficulty in breathing. On the contrary HDL unclogs the arteries by reducing the plaques and prevents heart diseases.

Keeping your cholesterol levels healthy is a great way to keep your heart healthy - and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke.

But first, you have to know your cholesterol numbers.

A complete fasting lipoprotein profile will show the following for:

Total blood (or serum) cholesterol: Your total cholesterol score is calculated using the following equation: HDL + LDL + 20 percent of your triglyceride level.

HDL (good) cholesterol: With HDL cholesterol, higher levels are better. Low HDL cholesterol puts you at higher risk for heart disease. People with high blood triglycerides usually also have lower HDL cholesterol. Genetic factors, type 2 diabetes, smoking, being overweight and being sedentary can all result in lower HDL cholesterol.

LDL (bad) cholesterol: A low LDL cholesterol level is considered good for your heart health. A diet high in saturated and trans fats raises LDL cholesterol.

Triglycerides: Triglyceride is the most common type of fat in the body. Normal triglyceride levels vary by age and sex. A high triglyceride level combined with low HDL cholesterol or high LDL cholesterol is associated with atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in artery walls that increases the risk for heart attack and stroke

What can we do to help you?

Our team of Ayurveda Doctors first analyze the individual's Prakriti (body type) to understand the physiological and pathological reasons behind elevated levels and then recommend appropriate herbs along with the diet plan designed by the Nutritionist in order to remove toxin from body and manage the elevated levels of cholesterol.