High cholesterol and its health implications.



The effect of high cholesterol in conjunction with Xanthelasma Plaques.

A right cholesterol level is essential for the quality of life. Without cholesterol, the body cannot function, because this fatty substance is indispensable for the body. It is needed for energy, cell building, hormone production and digestion. 

What is cholesterol? 

Cholesterol is a natural fatty substance that the body uses to keep the veins supple and elastic. If repairs are needed on veins, cholesterol is the substance that carries out these repairs. The cholesterol level is subject to substantial fluctuations, depending on the needs of the body. To determine deviations, you cannot rely on one measurement. There is no “good” or “bad” cholesterol; LDL and HDL are lipoproteins, transport proteins. LDL transports cholesterol to all cells in the body, HDL carries cholesterol back to the liver for reuse. The lipids in our blood protect against infections. Cholesterol is essential to healthy aging!


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Functions of cholesterol:

Cholesterol is essential for the formation of various hormones such as:

  • Cortisol
  • Sex Hormones
  • Vitamin D (which is more of a hormone as a vitamin)

These hormones again affect multiple functions and organs in the body. In this way they ensure fertility, protein building in bones and muscles, they regulate sleep and change the immune system and the sugar balance (think of hypoglycemia for example). Cholesterol is also the substance that performs repairs in the veins. And studies are showing that cholesterol can prevent some cancers.  

Causes of increased cholesterol.

Causes according to medicine are:

  • Because people are too fat,
  • It can be hereditary,
  • A too slow thyroid gland,
  • Diabetes and some kidney and liver diseases
  • Certain medication such as blood pressure lowering drugs and water tablets.

Own production of cholesterol  

By far the most cholesterol is produced by the body itself. This process takes place in the liver, where precisely enough of this substance is created to keep the body functioning correctly. 72% of all cholesterol is stored in the cells. A small part, namely 5%, is only absorbed from food.

Hence, following a diet has a limited effect on lowering the level of cholesterol. This is why small balls of cholesterol are surrounded by a layer of protein to be transported through the blood. Then the cholesterol is bound to different proteins being the lipoproteins. The two-primary protein-cholesterol particles are LDL and HDL.


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LDL cholesterol

This ensures the transport of cholesterol from the liver to the various organs and tissues. On the way, cholesterol can easily be installed in the walls of the arteries and thus cause a narrowing. This can lead to arteriosclerosis. That is why LDL is also called bad cholesterol.

Elevated LDL values are considered a significant riskfactor for the development of arteriosclerosis dependent diseases. LDL is also the transport vehicle in the blood for the fat-soluble vitamins A and E. In laboratories, LDL is not measured directly, but is calculated by the combined cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides in a mathematical formula. 

HDL cholesterol

These globules suck up fat from the vessel walls and transport the surplus of cholesterol back to the liver, which ensures that the cholesterol is excreted via the intestines and bile through the feces. That is why HDL cholesterol is known as good cholesterol. However, excess cholesterol is harmful. In a cholesterol study, the total cholesterol level in the blood (serum) is determined. The values of cholesterol are determined in mmol/liter.

The average value is 6.36. At a level of 7.63 – 8.90 there is an increased cholesterol level, which has a high vitality as an advantage. Above 8.90 there is a high cholesterol value, where first above 10 to the cause of it should be sought so that that treatment can follow. Your doctor will calculate the LDL cholesterol and the total cholesterol / HDL or LDL cholesterol ratio,

and if necessary, the level of triglyceride is required, which is equal to or lower than 1.7 as a target level.  

Decreasing the LDL level

This can be achieved by:

Organic chromium 200 mg and picolate, vitamin B5, B7, fish oil and magnesium glucagon, which reduces the enzyme activity


Linseed oil, not for men (due to a possible adverse effect on the prostate) monacolin K, this is in the dose of 10 mg taken by the fungus Monascus purpureus fermented rice grains,


The consumption of tomatoes, artichokes, soya, and fiber


The intake of statins


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Increasing the HDL level  

This can be achieved by:

  • The intake of low-dose vitamin B3, chromium, and omega-3 products.
  • Healthy and varied food.
  • Nicotinic acid derivatives, more exercise, orange juice, linseed oil, and oatmeal.
  • Lecithin granules + calcium, the body then makes acetylcholine itself.

High cholesterol is not unhealthy  

High cholesterol protects against infections, and older people with high cholesterol live longer than older people with low cholesterol. High cholesterol indicates that repairs are needed in the veins. Cholesterol takes care of these repairs! It is a much better plan to prevent or solve the damage in the veins, caused by, among other things, inflammation in the veins so that repairs by cholesterol are no longer necessary. Cholesterol is not fixed in the vessel walls. There are also other causes of the silting up of the veins.  

The real causes of cardiovascular disease. 

The real causes of arteriosclerosis are the hereditary predisposition, lifestyle, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, inflammation in the veins, for example, due to chronic stress.

Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Homocysteine is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. An excess of this substance causes the vessels to silt up!

Homocysteine promotes atherosclerosis and increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. An optimum concentration is lower than seven micromoles/liter. With proper nutrition, supplemented with high doses of vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid, good results have been achieved to lower the value of homocysteine.  

Xanthelasma and Cholesterol. 

Keeping your cholesterol at bay or in check, will greatly reduce the regrowth or the expansion of existing Xanthelasma Plaques or Xanthomas. Whilst the bad LDL levels will induce the expansion of Xanthelasma or Xanthoma Plaques, keeping your cholesterol levels low will slow down the expansion.  

Conclusion  

Cholesterol plays a role in many essential processes in the body and is therefore required merely. Too high cholesterol has a purpose and cannot hurt if the value remains below 11. Also, (an excess of) cholesterol does not cause the clogging of veins such as doctors and especially the pharmaceutical industry claim.

The annoying thing is that many studies into the functioning of, for example, statins (= cholesterol-lowering drugs) are paid by the pharmaceutical industry that makes the same drugs. Fortunately, there are more and more doctors who recognize this, and there are also more studies showing that cholesterol-lowering drugs are not working to prevent cardiovascular disease.

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With this in mind, if you are researching a way to reduce your cholesterol or have had high cholesterol indicated due to the appearance of Xanthelasma plaques, then your doctor should advice options to reduce the cholesterol levels in your body. 

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